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IdleRich

IdleRich
How do we know they shared the rings with "no promise of reward"? If we spoke parrot we would probably hear them saying that vig is ten percent and if he don't get it next week he's gonna come round break his wings. I mean, are we seriously expected to believe that a creature that smart could be a commie?
 

william_kent

Well-known member
How do we know they shared the rings with "no promise of reward"? If we spoke parrot we would probably hear them saying that vig is ten percent and if he don't get it next week he's gonna come round break his wings. I mean, are we seriously expected to believe that a creature that smart could be a commie?

the little cage thing in the video has a transparent plexiglass cover - it has been suggested that maybe the parrots are trying to impress the investigator who is feeding them tidbits as the human would be totally visible...
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
It is totally amazing though. Just for comparison I was thinking about my cats. I don't think they could ever grasp the concept of swapping the rings for food... these birds not only understanding that but then choosing to pass them to their mates... truly, mind blown!
 

mvuent

Void Dweller

"The last Kauaʻi ʻōʻō was male, and his song was recorded for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The male was recorded singing a mating call, to a female that would never come. He died in 1987."

"Holy fuck, the longer it goes, the sadder he starts to sound, it's like it's losing hope, god damn it all."

"The sadder thing is, after the bird flew away, the cameraman played it again to hear his voice. The bird turned back, thinking there was another one...."
 

jenks

thread death
Bumped into this guy on my ride the other day - a marsh hawk - he works with it in the city, scaring pigeons away from office blocks etc.
 

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