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Bird learns to mimic speaking quickly
(China Daily)
Updated: 2004-07-13 14:28

There is a hill myna in Changchun of Jinlin Province that can not only speak more than 50 sentences, but is also able to sing a very popular song, "The East is Red," which eulogizes Mao Zedong, the founder the People's Republic of China, Xiang Daily reports.

The 3-year-old bird with a weight of 0.25 kilograms also says "hello" when it sees the telephone and may even imitate the sound of the telephone. It can learn speaking and singing quickly. Recently, a peddler often passed by the door of the bird's home as he hawked his wares in the streets. The bird learned how to say the words of the peddler and can imitate them now.

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