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  • A talking African grey parrot

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    Alex, an African Grey parrot, talking to his owner, Irene Pepperberg.

  • A talking budgie

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    An excerpt from a commercial recording of Sparkie Williams, the 1958 champion talking budgerigar.

  • Alarm and mobbing calls

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    When a bird spots a potential enemy it may give an alarm call. Those within earshot are alerted and may take evasive act...

  • Alex, the talking parrot

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    A remarkable case of avian vocal learning concerned a talking African grey parrot called Alex.

  • Bird species and their songs

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    There is not just one "song language of birds", but as many as there are species of birds - thousands!

  • Birds that imitate birdsong

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    Some birds elaborate their songs with sounds from other bird species.

  • Birds trained to talk and sing

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    Deprived of the opportunity to copy their natural vocabulary, captive birds of certain species will copy not only human...

  • Blackbird song

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    The song of a blackbird, recorded on the Isle of Wight, England, by Richard Beard.

  • Blackcap song

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    Song of a blackcap recorded in East Sussex, England.

  • Bullfinches singing folk-songs

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    Cagebirds singing German folk-tunes, recorded in Hessen, Germany, by Jurgen Nicolai.

  • Chaffinch calls

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    The vocabulary of adult chaffinches indicates the level of sophistication achieved in just one bird species' sound commu...

  • Chaffinch social call

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    A chaffinch's “pink” social call, recorded in Buckinghamshire, England, by William Pedley.

  • Chaffinch song

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    The song of a chaffinch, recorded in Cumbria, England, by Richard Ranft.

  • Chaffinch 'trup' flight call

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    “Trup” flight calls of a chaffinch, recorded in Herefordshire, England, by Victor Lewis.

  • Chaffinch 'weet' alarm call

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    A chaffinch's “weet” alarm calls, recorded in Surrey, England, by Victor Lewis.