705,045 views | Grace Smith-Viduarre and Tim Wright • TED-Ed
Why can parrots talk?
Whether they're belting Beyoncé, head-banging to classic rock, or rattling off curse words at zoo-goers, parrots are constantly astounding us. They are among the only animals that produce human speech, and some parrots do it almost uncannily well. How is this possible? Grace Smith-Vidaurre and Tim Wright dig into the anatomy that allows parrots to talk, scream, curse, and recite facts. [Directed by Anton Bogaty, narrated by Jack Cutmore-Scott, music by Jarrett Farkas].