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Question:

April 28, 2020

Talking


How often do the birds talk to each other?


Answer:

Hi Lydia,

In English? Alex used to talk to Griffin a lot (mostly to badger him, telling him to “Talk clearly” or “Say better” or asking him a different question than I was posing. Griffin didn’t often talk back to him, and Griffin and Athena rarely talk to one another in English.

Thank you,

Dr. Irene Pepperberg

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