Parrots

Pet parrot gets owner convicted of first-degree murder after mimicing victim's last words!

Pet parrot gets owner convicted of first-degree murder after mimicing victim's last words!

Glenna Durgam was convicted after eight hours of deliberation after her husband's last words were repeated by the parrot who witnessed the attack.

Jul 22, 2017, 16:39 PM IST
Watch video: Reporter goes to interview two parrots – This is how they responded!

Watch video: Reporter goes to interview two parrots – This is how they responded!

We're sure you've seen numerous videos of parrots talking, mimicking people or other animals, but parrots that sing famous classics like a pro, are something that you'll rarely come across.

Sep 22, 2016, 14:07 PM IST
How parrots can 'talk' like humans finally unveiled

How parrots can 'talk' like humans finally unveiled

 Researchers have uncovered key structural differences in the brains of parrots that may explain the birds' unparalleled ability to imitate sounds and human speech.

Jun 25, 2015, 13:49 PM IST

Winged poppy thieves eat into farmers' yields

Poppy farmers in Rajasthan's Chittorgarh district are facing a unique problem.

Mar 08, 2015, 14:14 PM IST
Parrots show how to be committed in relationship

Parrots show how to be committed in relationship

Humans have learnt a great deal about complex social behaviour from other species. It's time now for the avians to teach us a few lessons.

Sep 18, 2014, 18:57 PM IST

Parrots have personal musical preferences

Parrots are known as great mimics, but now scientists have discovered that the creatures also have varied musical tastes — and an intense dislike of dance tunes.

Dec 25, 2012, 10:02 AM IST

`Scientists decode why parrots imitate people`

Parrots have exceptional ability to mimic sounds they hear, irrespective of whether they are domesticated or in the wild.

Nov 22, 2012, 12:21 PM IST

Smarter birds can solve problems spontaneously

Calling someone bird-brained can be disparaging, but certain bird species are indeed smarter than we think. Crows, for example, solve problems instinctively, although other animals rarely do it spontaneously.

Oct 29, 2012, 13:23 PM IST

Parrots are lot smarter

Parrots are a lot smarter than previously thought. In a test that puzzled monkeys and defeated dogs, parrots passed with flying colours.

Aug 08, 2012, 18:25 PM IST

Parrots ‘tend to be left handed’

Just like humans, parrots too choose to use one side of their body more than the other.

Feb 04, 2011, 11:46 AM IST