Escaped Pet Birds Are Teaching Wild Birds to Speak English

Not exactly conversational English like the apes in “Planet of the Apes: the Prequel” but mostly exchanging sounds.

In Australia.

NO NEED TO THINK you’re going bird-brained if you hear mysterious voices from the trees – it’s likely just a curious cockatoo wanting a chat. Native parrots, especially cockatoos, seem to be learning the art of conversation from their previously domesticated friends.

Details in this Australia Geographic article.

There was a colony of feral parrots in Colorado Springs a few years back which got “rescued” from the wild by Colorado Springs Utilities. But no reports of them talking English or any other human language.

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