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Vocal Imitation in Parrots Allows Addressing of Specific Individuals in a Dynamic Communication Network

  • Thorsten J. S. Balsby mail,

    tjsbalsby@bio.ku.dk

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Current address: Department of Biological Sciences, Aarhus University, Silkeborg, Denmark

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  • Jane Vestergaard Momberg,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Torben Dabelsteen

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Published: November 21, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049747

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Media Coverage of This Article

Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 30 Nov 2012 at 23:23 GMT

The following articles represent some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: io9
Title: “Parrots imitate others just so they know who they're talking to”
http://io9.com/5962791/pa...

Publication: Daily Mail
Title: “Parakeets mimic each other to start 'discussions' about creating new flocks and decide who is boss”
http://www.dailymail.co.u...

Publication: First Post
Title: “Parrots mimic humans to start a conversation”
http://www.firstpost.com/...

Publication: Business Line
Title: “‘Scientists decode why parrots imitate people’”
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Publication: BBC Nature
Title: “BBC Nature - Parrots mimic to address individuals”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/natu...

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