Friday Fun: Dancing Parrot

Posted on October 9, 2009  Comments (3)

Birds show off their dance moves

Footage revealed that some parrots have a near-perfect sense of rhythm; swaying their bodies, bobbing their heads and tapping their feet in time to a beat. Previously, it was thought that only humans had the ability to groove. The researchers believe the findings could help shed light on how our relationship with music and the capacity to dance came about.

Dr Patel told the BBC: “We analysed these videos frame by frame, and we found he did synchronise – he did slow down and speed up in time with the music. “It was really surprising that he had this flexibility.”

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3 Responses to “Friday Fun: Dancing Parrot”

  1. Peter Köves
    October 14th, 2009 @ 6:39 pm

    The video above has been removed due to copyright claims. Here is the link to the original clip, which is a good example of the sense of rhythm (and the ability to use different dances, which is fitting for the song):

  2. Mika Harimoto
    November 11th, 2009 @ 1:18 pm

    That is a pretty neat video. Dancing parrots are always a delight. I’m still trying to teach mine how to dance.

  3. Eran Braverman
    June 25th, 2010 @ 10:57 am

    That is one very fun bird!!!!
    Tweet tweet 😉

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