Birds can be amazing mimics. Take, for instance, the lyre bird, or the raven. Parrots and parakeets, however, are the most famous for it: a pet parakeet can usually learn a phrase or two, with repetition and perseverance.
Budgerigar Bluey can R2-D2 like a pro. Not only that, the native Australia parakeet -- usually only seen in green and yellow varieties in the wild -- has colouring in the droid's signature blue-and-white.
"Bluey was our first budgie and our 7-year-old daughter hand-raised him," owner Carli Jeffrey explains in the YouTube description. "He has always been a curious bird, he was really intrigued by our voices and the cockatoos we have in our garden -- he even copied the noise the crested pigeons make when they take off. We played R2-D2 sounds off YouTube to him four or five times and a few days later our daughter came running in saying he was doing R2-D2. We were blown away that he picked it up so quickly!"
"The other budgies in his cage started copying him but could only manage a few seconds at a time. Bluey also loves making laser sounds, the R2-D2 scream sound, kissing sounds, and he whispers English jibberish we can only make out a few words."
For the duration of the YouTube clip, Bluey's feat is pretty cool, although apparently nonstop can get a bit much.
"He drives us crazy! He has two other budgies in his cage, and I think he's driving them crazy too!" Jeffrey wrote.