Parrots

This macaw acts like a puppy to get belly rubs, which is actually pretty clever

Having an identity crisis today? We’ve been there — rough times. Anyway, if having another human relate to your struggle doesn’t help you feel …

Wildlife

A bounty of originals help make Netflix far more popular than its rivals, study finds

Why it matters to you<p>Looking for something to stream? Netflix has helped ensure that you're more likely to choose it over its rivals by building an …

Netflix

This Talking Parrot Mimics the 'OK Google' Noise - Motherboard

Life is all about the simple things that bring us joy. And who knew that mimicking the "OK Google" noise could bring so much satisfaction? To Coco, the African grey parrot, it brings sheer, unadulterated delight—much as it does to everyone else watching her.<p>Over the weekend, YouTuber MissSadieSue …

Google

A Cockatoo and Its Snack

The Royal Society Humans may be the only creatures on Earth that create complex tools like bicycles and programming languages, but a handful of our …

How Netflix originals are crushing Amazon and Hulu, in one chart

Demand for Netflix originals was eight to nine times higher than demand for Amazon Video and Hulu originals in 2016, according to research company Parrot Analytics.<p>And the gap grew bigger as the year went on, with second-half Netflix hits like "Stranger Things," "Luke Cage," "The Get Down," and …

Netflix

The Wild Magical Parrots of Peru

Our 2016 ecotour took us back to the beautiful rainforest of Peru along the Tambopata River, and time with one of our favorite conservation and …

Wildlife

Macaw - Code Editor in Swift

<b>Macaw Editor</b> is a simple code editor for Swift specially designed for ease of use without all the bloat of Xcode, just ten megs instead of four gigs. …

Programming

A Tiny Yellow Parakeet Successfully Completes an Amazing Array of Tricks in a Short Amount of Time

In 2013, a very clever little yellow parakeet named Tacio performed a whole array of amazing tricks all in a row. The tricks included miniature …

Design

A Woman Moves Like a Parrot While Wearing an Incredibly Realistic Costume of Her Own Design

The very talented costume designer Chrystumes modeled a beautiful headpiece from an incredibly realistic blue and gold macaw costume of her own …

Design

Hyacinth Macaw

© Jamie Gilardi<p>Project Status: Active | early 1990s - current<p>Collaborators<p>Fundacion Noel Kempff Mercado, Vogelpark Avifauna, Berlin Zoo<p>Population …

Pesquet’s Parrot

(<i>Psittrichas fulgidus)</i><p>Also known as: Vulturine Parrot<p>Pesquet's Parrot<br>© By Greg Hume via Wikimedia Commons<p>Did You Know?<p>The Pesquet's Parrot is one of …

Nature

Could Your Amazon Alexa Be Used Against You?

Have you seen the Geico ad with the talking parrot? A 19th-century ship is boarded and the captain is surrounded by pirates. The leader shouts, …

Amazon Echo

Let the Blue Parakeet Sing, Please

By Bob Allen, at Baptist News A decade-old emphasis encouraging moderate Baptist churches to invite a woman to preach one Sunday in February has …

Religion

Kauai's Wild Parakeet Problem

A local conservation group is pushing for legislation to study and control wild parakeets on Kauai.<p>The Rose-ringed parakeet is believed to have been …

Nature

A Very Clever Parrot Uses His Own Discarded Feather to Scratch the Back of His Head

In 2007, a 29-year old yellow-headed Amazon named Poncho gratefully accepted one of his own discarded feathers from his human Cheryl Rampton and …

Cognition

Could What Your Amazon Alexa Overhears Be Used Against You?

Have you seen the Geico ad with the talking parrot? A 19th-century ship is boarded, the captain surrounded by pirates. The leader shouts, “Let’s feed him to the sharks,” (pirate cheers and swords held high) “and take all his gold” (more cheers). The parrot repeats these lines, and adds, “and hide …

Amazon Echo

Could what your Amazon Alexa overhears be used against you?

Have you seen the Geico ad with the talking parrot? A 19th-century ship is boarded, the captain surrounded by pirates. The leader shouts, “Let’s feed …

Amazon

Not all animals have a use: The passing of John Berger brings to mind a prancing cockatoo

A YouTube video serves as a tribute to John Berger's prescient writings about zoos<p>The day after John Berger died, a friend posted a video on my Facebook page of two Moluccan cockatoos at a tropical bird zoo and sanctuary in Tennessee. In the video, one of the enormous white birds unleashes a peal …

Breeding for their lives: the plight of orange-bellied parrot leaves a lump in the throat

With a mere three pairs of orange-bellied parrots left, these fragile birds are gravely endangered. But we are watching the rescue effort eagerly and with hope<p>This summer, I’ve been glued to my phone, awaiting every Twitter notification. But what I’m following is happening in Tasmania’s Southwest …

Opinion

The 'Birdman of Chennai' feeds 8,000 parakeets. It isn't easy, but he couldn't be happier

Joseph Sekar spends 40% of his income on feeding the birds twice a day.<p>Good things come in small packages, especially if they’re parakeets. A species …

Birds

Pope Francis captivated by cockatoo as he levitates tables during Vatican circus performance

Pope Francis claps and smiles as a group of acrobats and illusionists add some excitement to his weekly address in the Vatican City.

A Vociferous Macaw Hilariously Shushes the Beautiful Parrot He Sees in the Mirror

In 2009, an absolutely beautiful but rather vociferous macaw hilariously shushed the handsome parrot that he saw reflected in the mirror. According …

Netflix's original shows are crushing Amazon and Hulu in demand

Netflix has around 10 original shows that beat the demand for anything put out by Amazon, Hulu, and other digital competitors, according to a new report.<p>Parrot Analytics, a company that estimates online demand for shows by tracking social chatter, file sharing, and (where available) streaming data, …

Netflix

Parrot perfectly mimics Google acknowledgement noise

I laboriously prepared the following accurate transcript of this video of an African Gray parrot.<p><b>WOMAN</b>: OK Google<p><b>BIRD</b>: Bloop!<p><b>WOMAN</b>: Good job<p>Here is …

Google

Cockatoo Finds Out He Is Going to the Vet

Nobody likes going to the vet, but this funny bird absolutely hates it.<p>Check out how much he argues with his human over getting on his carrier.<p>He …

Kansas City Chiefs

Pink Moluccan cockatoo Parrot

I took this pic in September 2015 at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey.<p>Niume community<p>Comment<p>{{postData.response.imageUploadPercent}}% …

Six Flags

Iggy Pop has a parrot named Biggy Pop

Iggy Pop's beloved cockatoo Biggy Pop has his own Instagram account, where he and his famous owner seem to be best friends:<p>Bird is the word. …

Iggy Pop

Hundreds of homeless B.C. parrots still need help

Meet the 34 African grey parrots currently living in a Coquitlam, B.C., dining room<p>Being foster parents to 34 African grey parrots means there are …

Western Canada

Weekend Awesome - Motorcyclists Catches Runaway Parakeet

This video comes to us from Malta, where a <b>Honda</b> rider minding his his own business suddenly notices a flash of bright neon yellow flitting towards …

Dutch companies pioneer 'healing office' to cut staff sick days

In the Netherlands, one in 17 people suffers from burnout. A state of the art office in Amsterdam promises to keep staff happy, healthy and productive<p>If you need a carrot to tempt you to work, there’s a trolley of healthy snacks. Every desk is within seven metres of a window and a flick of your …

Netherlands