Talking parakeets: Why do they mimic human speech?
To fit in with their flock, says Will Oremus at Slate, some birds will say anything
Rose-ringed parakeets are taking over Britain, with more than 30,000 now living in the country, versus their native India, up from just 1,500 in 1995.
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