Japanese-speaking bird puts simple parrots to shame

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

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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