The next time your bird lets out a contact call, it might be saying, “This is me! This is my name!” Researchers call this the parrot’s “vocal signature,” which is the parrot’s unique sound that identifies itself to its flock. This can be seen as the bird’s name, and parrots use this in day-to-day conversation, both in our homes and in the wild.
**For the full article, pick up the December 2011 issue of BIRD TALK at your local retailer or by purchasing a PDF download here.**
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