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BlackBlade
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I'm a nature documentary nerd, Ill say this now. But even if you find them boring what this bird can do is just pure awesomeness.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1LxBkQM578&mode=related&search=

Its not fake, I've watched David Attenborough and the BBC documentaries he narrates for a very long time.

I loved the camera with a motor shutter the best to be honest. I love the fact that the person taking the picture of the bird probably had no idea they were assisting the bird with its mating song.

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That was really neat. I was really impressed with the birds ability to make the sounds, but it makes me sad that he is familiar enough with the sound of a chainsaw to imitate it.
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That can't be real...

<grinning like a fool>

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Don't forget the car alarm!

When my daughter was like 4 or 5, and was over at my dad's house, my brother was making random semi-musical sounds on his viola to warm-up. Minutes later, I heard the same noises again--it was my daughter, mimicing those sounds! Boy, did that piss my brother off!

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Samprimary
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The parody thread that should emerge from this one should be "Immigration is the highest form of flattery."

.. actually, that's just good on its own.

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A worthy past time for any southerner is to teach a Mockingbird to whistle the first few bars of the Mexican Hat dance.

It is possible, and it is hilarious.

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As a child in Texas I would amuse myself by teaching mockingbirds new songs.
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Wow. Did you see how his whole body language went crazy with the chainsaw sounds??

Sad in some ways, but impressive.

Oh - to be able to pick up language so quickly...

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That's the craziest, coolest friggin thing I've seen in a looooong time.

The warbly noises he makes sound like R2-D2 came rolling through the woods one too many times.

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quote:
Originally posted by Lyrhawn:
That's the craziest, coolest friggin thing I've seen in a looooong time.

The warbly noises he makes sound like R2-D2 came rolling through the woods one too many times.

haha!

I'd love to test the limits of this birds range. It could easily be the life of any party.

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Okay, THAT was cool. It's stuff like that that more firmly solidifies my belief in a creator.

[ November 09, 2006, 11:09 PM: Message edited by: DaisyMae ]

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