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Parrot Mimics Human Laughter And Sounds Like It's Absolutely Cracking Up

Amelia Ward

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Parrot Mimics Human Laughter And Sounds Like It's Absolutely Cracking Up

Featured Image Credit: Caters/Ed Cardoza

Parrots are known for their mimicking abilities, but one bird in particular has picked up a very unique and creepy imitation - she sounds like a woman who is uncontrollably laughing.


Korbell - like many other parrots - copies noises she hears around her, but the noises that she makes are a far cry from 'pieces of eight' or 'Polly want a cracker'.

Ed Cordoza, her owner, keeps a whole load of parrots in his sanctuary in San Martin, California and he managed to catch this clip and put it on to Facebook.

He uploaded it to the Happy Bird page with the caption: "I wish she would tell us what the joke was, did you see the feathers on her neck moving when she talked? Parrots speak with their throats, not their mouths or tongues!"

Ed explained: "She laughs when she hears people laugh.

"When she starts laughing, it is contagious, everyone within earshot starts to laugh also."

Thankfully, Korbell brings joy to those around her - much unlike another parrot who sounds like a woman screaming.

In fact, the parrot in the US was so convincing that police were called out to the property, not knowing what to expect.

Home security footage shows a man - who has not been named - doing a little work on his wife's car just before New Year's Eve in Lake Worth Beach, Florida.

All the while, cries of 'help!' and 'let me out!' can be heard in the background, but the man pays no attention to the screeching until four police officers arrive at his drive and tell him that a neighbour has reported hearing the sound of a woman's screams emanating from his home.


Clearly aware of what had caused the mix-up, the man smirks before telling officers he will 'bring out the screamer'.

The officers can then be seen laughing with relief as the man reemerges from behind his gate with a green parrot perched on his arm and says: "Rambo, meet the boys in green."

Reflecting on the incident, Rambo's owner said: "I was changing the brakes on my wife's car and had my 40-year-old parrot, Rambo, on his outside perch where he sings and talks.

"Sometime later, four police officers showed up saying a neighbour called because she heard a woman screaming for help. I promptly introduced the officers to Rambo and we all had a good laugh."

The man also took Rambo around to visit the neighbour too, to put her mind at rest.

He said: "Afterward, I also introduced Rambo to the neighbour who called in the screaming. She too had a good laugh."

This kind of does make you wonder where exactly Rambo learned those noises though..

Topics: Animals

Amelia Ward
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