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Don't call me Polly, bitch!!
According to researchers at Cornell University, parrots are named by their parents — and not their pirate.
Scientists had already observed dolphins, crows, primates and parrots have unique calls when they want the attention of specific members of their groups. But they wanted to know how our animal friends got their names. Do they name themselves? Are they named after a defining characteristic (like Joe form work with the big ass you call bigass Joe)??
After careful observations the Cornellians figured out it's the proud parrot parents who gave each chick its name.
Much like a human, the adult parrot will choose a name for its young soon after it's born. Each parrot, though, may tweak its own signature call as it grows older, elongating a whistle here or shortening a chirp there, essentially giving itself a nickname.
It makes sense, they are the only English speaking animal. LOL.
[Image via cracked.com]
Think crows are scary?
Well maybe you should!!!
Crows remember the faces of threatening humans and often react by scolding and bringing in others to mob the perceived threat (you)!
This, according to a new study published in the latest Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
And since the mob members also then indirectly learn about the threatening person, the findings demonstrate how just a single crow's bad experience with a particular human can spread information about this individual throughout entire crow communities.
Given that crows have impressive memories, people who ruffle the feathers of these birds could experience years of retribution.
DON'T EFF WITH CROWS BITCHES!
Crows have been attacking officers in the parking lot of the Everett Police Department's north precinct station. They've been swooping down and dive-bombing the officers as they walk to and from their cars.
One officer tried to use his siren to scare away the crows. The birds responded by decorating his car with droppings.
One State Fish and Wildlife Department biologist says the birds are simply protecting baby crows that have been kicked out of the nest and are learning to fly.
She adds that adult crows are quite protective of their young.
A city spokeswoman says police and other city employees who have been attacked have agreed to let the crows be and wait out the aggression.