Sunday, 22 February 2009
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