Sunday, 22 February 2009

Chess Photography - Bird Brains Play Chess

Bird Brains Play Chess (Flickr photo by striatic)

Budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) are nomadic birds found in Australia. Male specimens of budgerigars are one of the top 5 talking birds amongst parrot species. The world record for the largest vocabulary of any bird is held by a budgerigar named Puck - with a vocabulary of 1,728 words. Puck died in 1994 (see Wikipedia).

Erwin, the Talking Budgie Speaks Up! Aussie Budgerigar