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Head Snaking A bird that is shaking it's head from side to side means it is excited.
Panting A panting bird is overheated, overexerted and uncomfortable.
Purring A bird can give a type of purr communicating bird is relaxed and content.
Singing A bird sings when it is communicating a message to another bird, perhaps as a mating call, or when it is content and happy.
See Also: Why Birds Sing http://petcaretips.net/why-bird-sings.html
Talking A Bird talks when it is content and happy and wants to send a message to another bird or it's owner.
Tail Bobbing When a bird bobs it's tail that may mean it's sick, but also some birds bob their tails when they are talking or singing.
Tail Fanning Tail fanning by a bird indicates it's unhappy about something and may become aggressive
Tail Wagging Just like dogs, tail wagging communicates that a bird is content or happy.
Tongue Clicking When a bird gives a rapid clicking of their tongue they are trying to communicate friendliness or an invitation to be friends.
Wing Drooping A Bird will droop it's wings for several reasons. It may have just taken a bath and it's holding wings down while drying. It may happen in young birds who have not learned how to hold their wings. The bird may be overheated and wanting to cool itself. The bird may be sick.
Wing Flipping If a caged bird is flicking it's wings sharply, it is communicating annoyance or fear. It could also mean bird has lost it's balance and is trying to correct itself, if this is case wing flipping won't last long.
Wing and Body Quivering Quivering wings and body means bird is fearful of something in it's immediate environment.
Wing Drumming Birds drum their wings when they need exercise or out of boredom. It may also communicate bird is protecting it's territory.
Whistling When a bird whistles it is communicating that bird feels content, safe and is at ease in it's world.
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