Watch this the whole way through....

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  1. someguy macrumors 68020

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    Sure, no problem. :rolleyes:
     
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    :)

    Is that real? I can be somewhat gullible at times, but then again, you never know!
     
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    I'm asking is the video is real. Meaning, did the birds really make those sounds or was it just something someone made to be comical?
     
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    You seriously think that a bird can make the sound of a chain saw???? common! :rolleyes:
     
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    You both have me confused now.
     
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    wait... you think that it is real too???
     
  9. Lau Guest

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    I suspect it is true - a friend of mine had to house-sit a house with a bird in it, and it woke him up every night with an absolutely perfect rendition of a smoke alarm. The first night he ran outside in his underpants it was so realistic. :p

    Although a chainsaw is quite a different noise, I still think it's possible. This bird was uncannily accurate.
     
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    It's David Attenborough...and its too good to be dubbed...

    Anyway, we had a Magpie in our yard in England and he could do a blender.
     
  11. Chundles macrumors G4

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    The term is "come on" and the answer to your question is a resounding "YES."

    The Australian Lyre Bird is one of the greatest mimics on the planet, it can imitate the sound of chainsaws, other birds, other animals, even human voices. I don't know if that's what's in the video but a bird can most definitely make a chainsaw sound.

    Some more info.
     
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    I've seen this before, I thought it was just as great first time round...

    I've no idea why people are so quick to dismiss something like this as fake... nature is quite often more incredible than fiction.
     
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    That's fun to watch. I'd tend to believe it true, because of who the host is.
     
  14. twistedlegato macrumors 65816

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    But if it was real. then the really real one will really be real. therefore making it real for making it not be really real, makes it not really real!:D
     
  15. Chundles macrumors G4

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    It's real guys, these birds inhabit the bush around here and often are in my parent's front yard at their place. They can do all sorts of noise, car engines, chainsaws, telephone rings etc.

    No point doubting it anymore.
     
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    That's one cool bird. I'd love to see some running around here. :)
     
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    Fracking page has a large, read and white rapidly flashing "Fart Button" advertisement, making it impossible to watch the video because it is so distracting. Idiot webmaster.
    Resizing the window to hide the ad makes the video stop playing.
     
  18. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    It won't even play for me :eek:
     
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    Glad he's not outside my window in the mornings.
     
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    Thanks, vniow.

    Ugh. I'm not a huge fan of birds' calls to begin with, but one that so accurately mimics a car alarm and saws?! No thank you. :p
     
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    I'm surprised there hasn't been a company that got this bird to mimic a jingle. I loved the sound of the shutter, especially with the motor drive. :D
     
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    I remember seeing this a while back on TV - it's still great though. I'd never even considered it to be a fake. If David Attenborough tells you something - it's the truth.
     
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