Friday, September 9, 2011

Do you want to gather some basics on Mimicry in Birds

A wise person once said that imitation is the best form of flattery, but some birds take this idiom to a whole new level. Almost all species produce a kind of vocalization. Parrots are known for their deafening conversations can be heard miles. Owls Hoot famous screeching hawks, crows and scratches. Ask a child, and he will be able to tell you what sound a turkey makes. Birds are also known for their various conversations - the Whip-poor-will is a memorable favorite.

Mocking Bird not only produce their own separate calls, but masterfully mimics the calls of other birds. Mocking Birds are also known to the sounds of other animals to repeat, and even mechanical sounds such as car alarms. Scientists believe that Mockingbird is to simulate conversations serve to expand his repertoire, so it seems attractive to a partner. But Mockingbird limited to short, simple bird songs and sounds. For example, the complex song Song Sparrow does not adequately be copied, even by the most talented Mockingbird.

Closely related to the Mockingbird, his mynas (or Mynah) known for their ability to mimic human voices. For this reason, the birds are sought as pets. But when it comes to mimic humans, parrots have emerged as the real bird-brains. While the song birds such as crows, are capable of only a few words or simple phrases to repeat, like parrots budgies have known for a vocabulary of nearly two thousand words possess.

Experts believe that parrots are particularly adept at "talk" because they are highly intelligent and social, of course. In nature, form the dense social groups. If they are raised in our home, they see man as part of their flock, and you want to communicate, entertain and be entertained. Why parrots imitate human voices, because it interests them and win them attention.

Many resources exist for parrot owners to teach their bird to talk. Generally, young birds learn to repeat phrases faster than older birds. Early in his life, will teach a parrot to talk in general to make unintelligible sounds, not unlike a child learning to speak. The more the language of the parrot is exposed, the more likely they are to learn. Some owners have managed to use pre-recorded CDs. Some species of parrots are better at learning to talk than others and some owners never successfully teach their parrots to talk. A species that has consistently excelled in talking African gray parrot.

One of the most famous talking African Greys, Alex, who was subject to a thirty-year experiment by animal psychologist Irene and his owner Pepper Berg. Alex not only exceeded expectations in the scientific community with his impressive vocabulary, but pushed the boundaries of what is understood about animal intelligence in general. When he died in 2007, he had a vocabulary of 150 words and understand abstract concepts such as "if", "major" and "different". He could identify shapes, colors and quantities up to six. Alex is immortalized in the book's Pepper Berg, Alex and me.

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