Talking birds are birds that can mimic the spoken language of humans. There is debate in within the scientific community over whether talking parrot also have some cognitive understanding of the language. Birds have varying degrees of talking ability: some, like the corvids, are able to mimic only a few words and phrases, while some budgerigars have been observed to have a vocabulary of almost 2,000 words. The Hill Myna, a common pet, is well known for its talking ability and its relative, the European Starling, is also adept at mimicry. Wild cockatoo in Australia have been reported to have learned human speech by cultural transmission from ex-captive birds that have integrated into the flock..
The first release candidate for WordPress 4.0 is now available!
In RC 1, we’ve made refinements to what we’ve been working on for this release. Check out the Beta 1 announcement post for more details on those features. We hope to ship WordPress 4.0 next week, but we need your help to get there. If you haven’t tested 4.0 yet, there’s no time like the present. (Please, not on a production site, unless you’re adventurous.).
To test WordPress 4.0 RC1, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can download the release candidate here (zip). If you’d like to learn more about what’s new in WordPress 4.0, visit the awesome About screen in your dashboard ( → About in the toolbar).
Developers, please test your plugins and themes against WordPress 4.0 and update your plugin’s Tested up to version in the readme to 4.0 before next week. If you find compatibility problems, please be sure to post any issues to the support forums so we can figure those out before the final release. You also may want togive your plugin an icon, which we launched last week and will appear in the dashboard along with banners.
It is almost time
For the 4.0 release
And its awesomeness