I came across a fascinating article about a study which shows that parrots use a unique call for each of their chicks and also their mates. The study was conducted by animal behavioural scientists at the University of Hamburg.
The news article concludes that "Parrots are unique among avians. They are the primates of the avian world and are very highly developed creatures with complex social systems and prodigious cognitive skills."
It’s nice to see a study that confirms what most parrot owners already know. If you’d like to read the full article, you can view it at DailyIndia.com. It doesn’t look like it’s been picked up by US news outlets yet.