Saturday, August 13, 2011

2011, Day 225 - Chatterbox

Saturday ended up being a bit of an adventure.  I took some photos are the Dock Dogs competition, went with my friend Julie to get parrot supplies, had lunch, worked, napped, worked some more and now I am working on the day's pictures.  Due to the large number of photos from Dock Dogs I am going to hold off until tomorrow and instead share a picture of an African grey parrot.

These remarkable birds are considered amongst the most intelligent animals on the planets.  Some have equated their intelligence with that of dolphins and chimps.  They have also been observed solving basic problems and are renown for the ability to mimic noises and human speech.  Their language abilities are remarkable and some have recorded vocabularies of almost a thousand words.

Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 100/f2.8L IS
100mm, f2.8, 1/80 sec @ 800 ISO

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