Ornithology, Animal Behaviour, Superstition, Language
Discusses an advertisement for two birds that allegedly speak French and English. Points out that 'talking birds have long ceased to be regarded as impossible entities', but that a bird 'with pretensions to the rank of a linguist is still looked on as a phenomenon'.
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