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Why parrots can talk like humans

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Monkeys are our closest biological relatives, and they can't speak. But parrots don’t seem to have a problem at all. Why is that? VOX investigates.

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Of all the creatures on Earth, only two can produce human language: humans… and birds. Of the few birds that can imitate human speech, including mynah birds, crows, and ravens, parrots are clearly the best at it—they give TED talks, speak multiple languages, and even front heavy metal bands.

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