Dancing Parrot Performing Russian Dance Is Online Hit

This is the moment a parrot performs an ‘Eagle dance’ in sync with an electronic remix of a traditional Russian folk song in a clip which has racked up thousands of views online.

The music being played is a Lezginka dance tune, which is from the North Caucasus region that is traditionally performed by a man imitating an eagle and leaping into the air as if he is copying the large bird of prey taking flight.

Video Credit: CEN/Shangeri Khuzhayev

Parrots are known to enjoy music and unlike most other animals, they can synchronise their movements to the beat because they can form a link between the auditory and motor parts of their own brain.

This was confirmed in research by Dr Aniruddh Patel from the Neurosciences Institute in San Diego, in the United States.

Credit: CEN/Shangeri Khuzhayev
The dancing bird

He tested a sulphur-crested cockatoo (Cacatua galerita) that became famous for dancing to the Backstreet Boys in 2007, and since then many similar examples have been filmed.

But the enthusiasm of the tiny parrot in the video for the music still surprised many.

But when netizen ‘Angerai Khuzhayev’ played the song for his parrot, reportedly a Pyrrhura that is more commonly found in the rainforests of Central and South America, the bird enthusiastically joined in doing the dance of the Eagle.

The video of the parrot dancing has attracted over 200,000 views on Facebook.

Netizen ‘Angelica Gorobets’ said: “I like this so much I watched it three times, I would love to know where I could buy one like this.”


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Story By: Anna GuranSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Central European News


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