Parrots are famous for their uncanny ability to learn, memorize, and mimic sound. What you might not know is that wild parrots do not use this ability in quite the same way our pets do. For them it is a matter of survival. If a parrot chick does not learn the “names” or calls of its parents it will not live long. Also, a young parrot must devise a name for itself and learn those of its siblings.
Video via LabofOrnithology on YouTube.