Singing Cockatoo Bird Jams With Baby Drummer

kikuthebirdPublished: June 12, 2015Updated: June 17, 2015267,502 views
Published: June 12, 2015Updated: June 17, 2015

Cockatoos are truly majestic. If you didn’t know, there are actually 21 species of cockatoos. These parrots are all of Australasian origin ranging from the Philippines, New Guinea and Australia. The bird in this footage is a white cockatoo, also known as an umbrella cockatoo. When it is surprised, the feathers on its head rise up to form a crown, which makes it very distinctive among other birds. If their striking appearance doesn’t do the job, then their goofy appearance most certainly will.

Kiku, a 21-year-old Umbrella Cockatoo, is a very friendly bird who loves to sing and dance. Here he's seen teaming up with 2-year-old Tyler who rocks out on the drums. Both of them look like they belong in a ‘70s punk rock band, with Kiku’s crown of feathers looking like a mohawk and the chaotic sounds they are making resembling some of the greatest punk pieces of that time. These two definitely have music in their blood. What an awesome jam session!

Out of all of the animals on the planet, the human is the only one that can properly use their voice box for the production of coherent speech. All animals have the apparatus required to do so, but the problem lies in the connection between those muscles and the brain that sends out the signals that control it. The only animals that gets even remotely close to the human when it comes to speaking is the parrot, with the only difference that it can reproduce sounds, but it cannot create new sounds that have an actual meaning.

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      Maxine · 1 year ago

      Kiku is really down with that music. Cool bird!

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      Tomaf · 29 weeks ago

      damn good for a 2 year old