Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime: David Attenborough, Crouching In a Forest and Whispering

The Life of Birds (1998), hosted by David Attenborough. The lyre bird begins imitating cameras, car alarms, and chainsaws around 2:02. This clip was voted Favorite Attenborough Moment by The Daily Mail in honor of Attenborough's 80th birthday in 2006.

When I was a kid, we had a blue parakeet named Lucia who did a stunning imitation of the dishwasher.

I also adored Life On Earth (1979) and read the companion book until it was a rag. A rag with a gorgeous red-eyed green tree frog on the cover.

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