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Duck in Australia imitates human speech, says 'you bloody fool'; audio released

Australian musk ducks can imitate sounds including human speech, with one bird recorded repeatedly saying a phrase that sounds like "you bloody fool", according to a new study published in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. The vocalisation is most likely an imitation of a phrase the duck heard repeatedly from its caretaker, a researcher said.

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