Baby Parrots Babble Like Baby People

Babbling is common in a wild population of parrotlets in Venezuela and closely resembles babbling in human infants, which is an early stage of the vocal language learning process

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Four wild nestling green-rumped parrotlets (Forpus passerinus) peer out of their artificial nest tube. (Credit: Karl S Berg.)

Before learning to speak, human babies go through a vocal stage known as babbling, which is a well documented part of the vocal language…



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