Parrot Imitates Crying Baby, We Can't Tell The Difference Between The Two

06/16/2015 12:55 EDT | Updated 06/16/2015 12:59 EDT

If you listen to the video above without looking at your screen, we will guarantee you'll think you're listening to a crying human baby.

This parrot, who is imitating a crying infant, may seem surreal, but has been seen all over the web. The video features a woman trying to comfort her sad-sounding bird, and was posted on America's Funniest Video's YouTube page earlier this week.

Now we did have to do a double-take to see if parrots could actually mimic crying. This YouTube video from 2013 shows a very similar parrot with an equally human-like cry. Another parrot, named Coco, was also filmed saying his/her name, as well as crying like a baby.

According to Michael Schindlinger, an assistant professor of biology at Lesley University, parrots are likely to imitate human sounds to get the attention of a potential listener. It can imitate a human's sound or speech, for example, by making sounds that the human could be familiar with — like laughing or crying.

While more research has to be done, Schindlinger says, it's still pretty exciting to watch these birds sound just like us.


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