linguisten: defilerwyrm: psychodactyl: This is the most punk rock thing I’ve ever seen What gets me is that initial pause. The bird knows this song. He knows when the drum comes in. Being able to anticipate musical rhythm is a form of intelligence very few species have, and this is the most remarkable example of it I’ve ever seen in a bird. The cockatoo knew to wait for the drums. rhythmic awareness: a prerequisite of language evolution