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1515 clicks; posted to D'awww » on 16 Aug 2022 at 2:35 PM (15 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-08-16 1:00:29 PM  
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2022-08-16 1:50:59 PM  
*imitates human speech*
That's pretty cool.
*makes R2D2 noises*
I WANT THAT BIRD.
 
2022-08-16 2:07:21 PM  
Explains a lot of supernatural ghost stories.
 
2022-08-16 4:05:05 PM  
Winston Churchill's was so profane that they had to hide it away from delicate women & children.
The drunken bugger taught it many swear words related to Hitler.
 
2022-08-16 4:22:04 PM  
Anyone recognize that tune that was whistled?  Sounds classical.
 
2022-08-16 4:42:11 PM  

WassamattaU: Anyone recognize that tune that was whistled?  Sounds classical.


The Magic Flute - Queen of the Night aria (Mozart; Diana Damrau, The Royal Opera)
Youtube YuBeBjqKSGQ
 
2022-08-16 5:03:42 PM  
The video is managed by ViralHog so the tweet may get deleted.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30uQJcJNU3g
Starling's Stunning Skills with Sound || ViralHog
110,089 views Jun 7, 2021 Occurred on June 4, 2021 / Newark, Ohio, USA Jabber is a 4-year-old human imprinted European Starling. Starlings are eerie mimics of human speech, as well as other sounds.


https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/can-european-starlings-talk/
This video was originally posted to Reddit by a user named omgmypony, and shows a European starling named Jabber. This Reddit user has posted several videos of Jabber over the years, starting when it was just a baby bird three years ago. In another video, Jabber shows off a new word, "angel." In another video, Jabber says "who's my precious?" and "who's my sweet bird?"
 
2022-08-16 5:06:14 PM  

Chemlight Battery: WassamattaU: Anyone recognize that tune that was whistled?  Sounds classical.

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Thanks!
 
2022-08-16 5:35:26 PM  
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I miss my starling. She'd go "baby birdy" and "mrrw mrrw mrrw" and ate with the cats

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2022-08-16 6:00:18 PM  

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I miss my starling. She'd go "baby birdy" and "mrrw mrrw mrrw" and ate with the cats

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Weird the relationships you can get with domestic animals that just would never farking happen in the wild - it's gotta be a bit of a paradigm shift for a cat to wrap it's head about "No eat tasty birdy"
 
2022-08-16 6:09:38 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Otera: [Fark user image 425x318]
I miss my starling. She'd go "baby birdy" and "mrrw mrrw mrrw" and ate with the cats

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Weird the relationships you can get with domestic animals that just would never farking happen in the wild - it's gotta be a bit of a paradigm shift for a cat to wrap it's head about "No eat tasty birdy"


He understood that the bird inside was a friend. He knew the rules: Inside, you hunt mice, and the bird helps. Outside, you can hunt birds.
 
2022-08-16 7:14:32 PM  

Psychopusher: *imitates human speech*
That's pretty cool.
*makes R2D2 noises*
I WANT THAT BIRD.


Exactly. So much potential is wasted with my pretty bird, my pretty baby, etc...
 
2022-08-16 7:17:37 PM  

Gnaglor: Psychopusher: *imitates human speech*
That's pretty cool.
*makes R2D2 noises*
I WANT THAT BIRD.

Exactly. So much potential is wasted with my pretty bird, my pretty baby, etc...


I'd teach one Biggie's 10 Crack Commandments
 
2022-08-16 9:39:13 PM  

WassamattaU: Anyone recognize that tune that was whistled?  Sounds classical.


Magic flute. Mozart
 
2022-08-16 11:24:13 PM  

Psychopusher: *imitates human speech*
That's pretty cool.
*makes R2D2 noises*
I WANT THAT BIRD.


I went "wait, is that for real?" quizzical dog when I heard the R2 sounds. It would be awesome if it picked up Never Gonna Give You Up for the random Rick Rolls.
 
2022-08-17 12:02:24 AM  

Tillmaster: WassamattaU: Anyone recognize that tune that was whistled?  Sounds classical.

Magic flute. Mozart


Thanks!
 
2022-08-17 8:36:04 AM  

Kiler: Psychopusher: *imitates human speech*
That's pretty cool.
*makes R2D2 noises*
I WANT THAT BIRD.

I went "wait, is that for real?" quizzical dog when I heard the R2 sounds. It would be awesome if it picked up Never Gonna Give You Up for the random Rick Rolls.


I had to rewind that one a few times as well, just to see if the bird's throat seemed to match what I was hearing because it was so damn accurate.  Sure enough, damn if that bird can't do R2 as well as R2.  No joke, if I got one of those birds I'd watch Star Wars every night 'til it could do R2 and the Wookiee roar.
 
2022-08-17 9:13:12 AM  
R2D2 noises are perfect for starlings, as they naturally create song with similar pitches and love to do crazy blips and trills.

Starlings are invasive in the US, can be owned without a permit, and will be used as raptor feed at bird rehabilitation facilities.

Starlings often nest in ductwork and tree holes, and tree trimming companies often come across the nests.

Basically, if you want one and see them nesting in your ducting... Quick! Go replace your ducting! If you have a friend who works for a tree trimming company, let them know you'd take a starling nest....

Seriously, replace the ducting before the weight of the nest collapses the duct or makes a fire.

Yeah, most of this stuff I learned after finding a starling nestling in a crawlspace in the house I grew up in
 
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