The cart is empty
In issue 301 -
What Does Polly Say? Species Differences In Vocal Learning By Parrots Revealed By Citizen Scientists by GrrlScientist
In issue 301 -
Good management to avoid hand-rearing. By Rosemary Low
In issue 301 -
The Never ending Enrichment Conundrum. Complete Psittacine by Eb Cravens
In issue 301 -
The Cost of Living … with parrots. By Catalina Tate & Rebecca Pauli
Subscribe To Parrots Magazine - Don't miss a thing

What Does Polly Say?

Spreads for web Parrots 278 4

Species Differences In Vocal Learning By Parrots Revealed By Citizen Scientists by GrrlScientist

New research finds many companion parrots use words in appropriate contexts and uncovers species differences in vocal mimicry, thanks to a crowd-sourced database comprising almost 900 companion parrots.

A very interesting study has just been published that finds many parrots use words in appropriate contexts. This study, based on an analysis of almost 900 companion parrots as reported by a flock of citizen scientists, provides the largest comparative analysis to date of companion parrot vocal repertoires.

“I spend a lot of time thinking about male and female vocalisations in songbirds, so I first approached parrots from that point of view”, study co-author, Lauryn Benedict, a Professor and Associate Director of UNC’s School of Biological Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) said. “I was interested in a group where the general wisdom was that males and females were equally good vocal learners”, she explained.

Buy Now!

Promotions

Newsletter

Newsletter

Invalid Name
Invalid email address
Please identify how you found us
Invalid Input

Subscribe Now!

Subscribe to parrots magazine

subscribe today. The best most widely read magazine for parrot lovers.

Parrot Events

Parrot events

 

What's on in the parrot world, events, conferences and shows and more..

 
 

Our Address

Parrots magazine is published by
Imax Visual Ltd, West Building,
Elm Grove Lane, Steyning BN44 3SA

Telephone +44 (0)1273 464777
© Parrots magazine 2019