Zvuky Prahy / Sounds of Prague

terénní nahrávky, zvukové umění, rádio, zvukové procházky
field recordings, sound art, radio, sound walks

how to talk with parrots

Creator: milos (Miloš Vojtěchov...)
Submitted: 2016-06-04
Recorded: 2016-05-24
Licence: Creative Commons Licence
Download: zako1.mp3

In the biological station for youth at Smíchov. Listening near the open window to several grey parrots while they are fed by somebody. They are notorious for mimicking noises around their environment and using them tirelessly.They need a lot of enrichment and attention in captivity or they can become distressed. African grey perform at the cognitive level of a 4–6 year old child in some tasks. They can learn number sequences and can associate human voices with face. Irene Pepperberg's work with Alex the parrot showed his ability to learn over 100 words, differentiating between objects, colors, materials, and shapes.