Dancing cockatoo taught itself 14 dance moves

A dancing cockatoo has amazed scientists after it taught itself 14 different dance moves.

Dancing cockatoo taught itself 14 dance moves

A dancing cockatoo taught itself 14 different dance moves.

According to a new study by Current Biology, Snowball, a sulphur-crested white cockatoo, has choreographed a broad range of distinct moves that have "amazed" scientists and include head-bobs, body-rolls, headbanging, to name a few and in one now-viral move - dubbed the Vogue after Madonna's popular 1990 hit - the bird moves his head from one side of a lifted foot to another.

Aniruddh Patel, a psychology professor at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, said: "We were amazed. There are moves in there, like the Madonna Vogue move, that I just can't believe.

"It seems that dancing to music isn't purely a product of human culture. The fact that we see this in another animal suggests that if you have a brain with certain cognitive and neural capacities, you are predisposed to dance.

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