Makes me think of the dog Gaspode. He doesn't bark. he says "woof" in human language.
Dogs don't talk.
Exactly. And if you ask Gaspode if he can talk, he will tell you that no, he actually can't.
And then ask for a biscuit.
They yam what they yam.
Self awareness is considered unique to the human and higher intelligent life forms. Everything else just is and does its own thing to survive
Birds ARE birds.