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Why can parrots talk? - Grace Smith-Vidaurre and Tim Wright

Creator: TED-Ed    Category: Education    Added: 08 Nov 2022

Explore the specialized anatomy that allows parrots to talk, scream, curse, and recite facts like humans.

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Whether they’re belting Beyoncé, head-banging to classic rock, or rattling off curse words at zoo-goers, parrots are constantly astounding us. They are among the only animals that produce human speech, and some parrots do it almost uncannily well. How is this possible? Grace Smith-Vidaurre and Tim Wright dig into the anatomy that allows parrots to talk, scream, curse, and recite facts.

Lesson by Grace Smith-Vidaurre and Tim Wright, directed by Anton Bogaty.

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