Parrots may call their youngsters with specific calls

Screenshot for parrot (Credit: National Geographic)

Karl Berg, National Geographic explorer, has recently found that parrots may have specific names (calls) for their youngsters.

He and his team were recording sounds of green-rumped parrotlets in Venezuela for months. They found that the parents call their offsprings with slight sound variations. Moreover, baby birds have the ability to recognize and learn the variations in the sounds used particularly for them.

According to the National Geographic, if the baby birds are learning sound variations directly from their parents then “this would be the first example of a non-human species teaching acoustical communication.”

Source: National Geographic