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Baby Parrots Learn Their Names From Their Parents

By Veronique Greenwood | July 13, 2011 1:19 pm

Parrot communication in the wild from Karl Berg on Vimeo.

What’s the News: Parrots, those irrepressible mimics of the animal world, are some of the few creatures known to have individual names: each bird has its own signature call that others use when addressing it and that the bird uses itself in avian “conversation.” Scientists have long wondered where these calls come from. Now, a new study of wild parrots shows that even before chicks can “talk,” their parents have provided them with a moniker, which they will tweak and then use throughout their lives.

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