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Are birds trying to tell us things?
Owner spends years deciphering budgie's `words'
Research does suggest birds have cognitive ability
Mar. 23, 2006. 01:00 AM by ELVIRA CORDILEONE, STAFF REPORTER
Ryan Reynolds is a psittalinguist - a person who interprets budgie-speak.
Since 1999, he has invested thousands of hours slowing down and deconstructing recordings of his beloved budgie, Victor, who died five years ago at the young age of 3, as well as other talking budgies.
Victor had a vocabulary of 1,000 words, which he used in context, Reynolds says.
Originally posted by dgtempe
Well, this is very interesting. I beleive this is the same person who has been on Coast to Coast, and talks to parakeets. He's had their recordings on and they are eerie.
Originally posted by siriuslyone
Fascinating topic.They all know they are safe here.
Originally posted by Kacen
Did they learn the bird's own language? If so, how? I don't get it.
Thanks for replying, siriuslyone. I enjoyed your imagery there. I love owls, and have never understood the connection with death or bad omens. Also, I have heard of people training crows and ravens to perform tasks or to gather information. I wonder if this sort of thing is hard to do? I guess if it's reward or food-based pretty much any being can be trained to do some things, but I'm thinking more of complex, goal driven tasks. I wonder how smart the smartest crow was?
Originally posted by WalkInSilence
Hay SIR, Birds talk, as a many year sailor I learned to descifer the behaviour of our feathered friends, they would predict the weather very accuratly. How I don't know.
Now as a "land crab" I "hear" them "speak" but not in actual human words, this is in a spiritual manner or what ever one may call it, a forgotten tongue?
I have wondered though what the "Flu" is trying to tell us, along with other animal born infections. Lhymes? (spelled right?) a tiny insect carrying a deadly virus. Is this more suteable for Paranormal Studies?