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人们对鹦鹉最为钟爱的技能当属效仿人言。事实上,它们的”口技”在鸟类中的确是十分超群的。这是一种条件反射、机械模仿而已。这种仿效行为在科学上也叫效鸣。由于鸟类没有发达的大脑皮层,因而它们没有思想和意识,不可能懂得人类语言的含义。
在英国曾经举行过一次别开生面的鹦鹉学话比赛,其中有一只不起眼的非 洲灰鹦鹉得了冠军,当时揭开装有这只鹦鹉的鸟笼罩时,灰鹦鹉瞧了瞧四周道:”哇噻!这儿为什么会有这么多的鹦鹉!”,全场哄动。
几天后,兴奋的主人请了许多贵宾到家中庆贺,笼罩一打开:”哇噻!这儿为什么会有这么多的鹦鹉!”全场哗然。一心想自己聪明的鹦鹉会说:”哇噻!这儿为什么会有这么多的贵客!”而博得大家喝彩的主人十分狼狈。
由此可见,鹦鹉学话不过是一种条件反射,并且词汇量也有限。”鹦鹉学舌”在人们的生活中引起的小故事,为人们茶余饭后增添了许多谈资和笑料。
今天要介绍的这只叫Disco的虎皮鹦鹉,不仅会和镜子里的“自己”玩儿,还会吸引主人的注意力,做很高能的自我介绍,还会调戏狗子(虽然把狗认成了猫)...它已经记住了130多个短语,真是厉害了!
有人做了一个世界上最会说话的10大鹦鹉排行榜!第一居然是它!先听它做的自我介绍。

非洲灰鹦鹉,被认为是世界上最聪明的会说话的鹦鹉,以更好地了解和仿照人类语言而闻名,它们很聪明,能够仿照不同的声响来诈骗捕食者。
Einstein the parrot has always known she was a genius. Now the internet knows it, too.
The African grey parrot, who lives at Zoo Knoxville in Tennesee, turned 30 years old on Tuesday, and to celebrate, Einstein and the zoo’s head trainer, Adam Patterson, showed off the bird’s impressive vocabulary. The zoo shared a five-minute video of the hilarious exchange online, and now it’s going viral.
“Are you famous?” asked Patterson, holding a microphone up to the bird’s beak.
“Superstar!” Einstein squawked.
“Can you say hi?” Patterson asked.
“Hello.”
“Can you be a little more polite?”
“Hi, sweetheart,” the friendly parrot replied.
Patterson continued to ask Einstein a series of questions, like, “What does a pirate say?”
“Argh,” the parrot replied.
Einstein can make at least 200 sounds, including words, and knows at least 70 on cue. Sometimes, she just says words on her own.
The impressive bird became an instant celebrity after a winning the title “Pet Star” on Animal Planet’s hit game show in 2006. Later that year, Einstein appeared in a TED talk with trainer Stephanie White, who said the parrot “babbles” all day long.
A video of the parrot’s TED talk was viewed more than 2.2 million times. The audienced roared with laughter and applause as the parrot impersonated a spaceship, monkey and even a skunk.
The show didn’t stop there. The bird also serenaded — on key, by the way — Al Gore on his birthday.
Somehow, even with the dozens of videos posted online, the bird never fails to impress. The only question viewers are left with is, what funny impression will this talented parrot tackle next?
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