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

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

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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