Birds just wanna have fun: Like humans, cockatoos love to dance

Snowball, a sulfur-crested cockatoo, shot to YouTube stardom a decade ago for his uncanny ability to rock out to the Backstreet Boys. Now Snowball's back, having taught himself a dizzying array of new moves that might put you to shame, and have scientists excited about parrots' ability to process music and respond creatively. His rhythmic body-rolls, headbangs, shimmies and many variations thereof were documented in a new paper published in Current Biology on Monday, July 8. "This shows for the first time that another species truly dances to human music, spontaneously and without training,justbased on its own development and social interaction withhumans," senior author Anir...

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