This bird has the moves

I can't say that I'm a fan the music choice, but I have to admit, this bird can dance to the beat better than I can. This is Snowball, "a medium sulphur crested Eleanora cockatoo," who's apparently a big fan of the Backstreet Boys.

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That's crazy. Was it somehow trained to do that? Is that a common behavior of Cockatoos?

By Skeptic4u (not verified) on 27 Oct 2007 #permalink

ROTFL! Because I know an acquaintance like that, with a good beat but an unfortunate habit of humorously wide arm extension when confronted with strong beats. It made my day!

By Torbjörn Larsson, OM (not verified) on 27 Oct 2007 #permalink

"We're sorry, this video is no longer available."


By Caledonian (not verified) on 27 Oct 2007 #permalink

That's odd, Caledonian; it still works for me. The same video is posted at the link included in this post, so try it there if it still gives you trouble on here.

The video just played for me, too.

By Peromyscus (not verified) on 27 Oct 2007 #permalink

It works fine now, whereas it refused to play several times over about a three-minute span before. Strange.

Its movements match the rhythm fairly well. I got the impression that it was trying to "sing along", and didn't manage it very well. But it was adorable nonetheless.

By Caledonian (not verified) on 27 Oct 2007 #permalink