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Explore some amazing parrot abilities, including flight, talking, communicating, and detecting magnetic fields!
Parrots Blush To Communicate
Feathers are for flying, but did you know that birds might also use their feathers and blush to visually communicate with other birds as well as their human caretakers?
A Look at How Parrots Talk
How can some birds mimic human speech so effortlessly? Parrots’ gift of gab is especially impressive given the fact that birds do not have lips! See how birds produce pitch and sound to replicate our sounds, as well as sounds beyond our vocal reach.
Why Parrots Can Talk
From budgerigars to African Greys to macaws, nine parrot species in a university study reveal why certain bird species are better at imitating sounds than other birds. Hint: It’s got a lot to do with the structure of the brain.
Secret to Birds’ Amazing “GPS” Abilities
Science has long wondered how birds navigate; essentially what drives their internal compass? Recent research sheds light on birds’ amazing navigational abilities — namely the discovery that they can see magnetic fields.
Birds’ Amazing Physical Powers
If you’re a bird lover, you’ll especially find these bird-focused articles worth a read, as they showcase more bird superpowers!
Physics of Bird Flight Inspire Scientists
Scientists created a special flight test for a trained Pacific parrotlet, and they learned surprising things about how birds fly.