Japanese-speaking bird puts simple parrots to shame

If this bird answered the phone, you'd believe it was human.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published Jun 15, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 2:22 pm CDT

Myna birds have an amazing talent for mimicking the sounds around them, and that includes human voices. This particular myna goes beyond the typical parrot example of “Who’s a pretty girl?” and straight into speaking seemingly fluent Japanese. 

Seriously, if this bird answered the phone, you would just think it was a Japanese person with a high-pitched voice. This must have taken a lot of training.

Screengrab via newSuperAbechan/YouTube

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*First Published: Jun 15, 2015, 8:57 am CDT