The Merry Christmas magpie, 'bleeping' parrot and 'loliloli' cat

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The magpie that says Merry Christmas

Mike the magpie is back and this time he has a Christmassy message for all of us.

If you're not familiar with Mike, earlier this year he formed an unlikely friendship with a dog, a whippet named Boo.

Now Mike has come up with a new festive trick wishing us all a "Merry Christmas".

Magpie Mike is not the only talking animal... Have you heard the loling cat?

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Why is this cat making such a weird noise?

If you've got a cat I'm sure you've heard it make some pretty strange noises before. Furballs never sound like fun!

But has your cat ever made a sound quite as bizarre as this?

According to his owner, this kitty in Tokyo, Japan makes this sound "when he's cranky".

So why's he got such a cattitude'? Owner Tomohiro Ito says it's all because he spoke to the cat in a low voice.

He's not the only animal making strange noises though - check this lot out!

The parrot that bleeps

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The 'bleeping' parrot that sparked a fire alarm

Fire fighters were called out to a home after neighbours said they repeatedly heard the smoke alarm going off.

A fire crew arrived at the property in Northamptonshire, after the alarm was heard three times.

They cleaned out a smoke detector at the home, but heard the noise again and discovered the "alarm" was coming from one of two pet grey parrots mimicking the sound!

The 'Y'alright love?' crow

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The talking bird: 'Y'alright love?'

Meet Mourdour, the crow with a Yorkshire accent.

He's been delighting visitors to Knaresborough Castle with his conversational skills.

The Parrot backing the Northern Ireland football team

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The parrot singing for Northern Ireland's footballers

The Green and White Army might not be winning in the Nations League, but hopefully Kelo the African Grey parrot is still singing for the team.

He learnt some of the Northern Ireland team's chants during the Euro 2016 Championships.

A whaley interesting point

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Listen to the whale trying to talk.

This male Beluga whale in California has been recorded making noises that sound like someone talking.

Analysis of the sounds showed that they were much deeper than the calls whales normally use.

Have a listen and see what you think. If only we knew what he was trying to say?

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