Top 10 Smartest Talking Birds In The World

What would be your reaction when your cute feathered pet bird mimics our voice?  Become speechless. right? A number of parrot species like African grey parrot, budgerigar, yellow-naped amazon are known for better understanding of human language. Here the list of 10 smartest talking birds in the world.

10. Blue-Fronted Amazon


Blue-fronted amazon is a popular pet and taking bird native to South America. This beautiful parrot is named after its distinctive blue marking on the head. You should spend quality time with blue-fronted amazon to improve its talking ability. Blue-fronted amazons have a tendency to bond with only one person. They mimic human voice only if they socialized right.

9. Yellow-crowned Amazon

Yellow-crowned amazon parrots are found in rain forests of South and North America. They are one of excellent talkers of the amazon parrots family. The ability to talk merely depends upon different factors like environment they live and frequency of interaction with humans. They also have long lifespan, more than 60 years..!.

8. Cockatoo

Cockatoos are extremely social bird with better talking ability. Cockatoos can imitate a wide range of sounds. But their talking ability entirely depends upon quality of training. There are different species of cockatoos in the world. Among them, rose-breasted cockatoo, yellow crested cockatoo and long-billed cockatoo are better talkers.

7. Hill Myna

Hill mynas are one the best talking birds found across Southeast Asia. They are better known for their ability to mimic human voice in exact tone. Hill mynas also produce wide ranges of whistles, wails and screeches.

6. Monk Parakeet

Monk parakeet also known as quaker parrot mainly found across Europe, South and North America. Like other talking birds, monk parakeets also require care and proper training to mimic the human voice. Monk parakeets learn and imitate the words they hear repeatedly from the trainer.

5. Indian Ring Parakeet

Indian ring parakeet is one of the outstanding talking birds in the species of parrot. They can learn between 200-250 words. Their ability to mimic the human voice also differs between parrots. It depends upon the frequency of interaction with the owner.

4. Eclectus Parrot

Eclectus parrots native to New Guinea islands are known for their clarity of speech and vocabulary. Eclectus parrots can copy most of the words hear around them and mimic them in high quality. Some parrots can even learn and sing an entire song.

3. Yellow-naped Amazon

Another talented talking bird of the amazon parrots family. Yellow-naped amazons have the power to copy wide range of words and imitate them in excellent quality. Yellow-naped amazons start to talk from younger age itself. They learn most of words and phrases from their owners. Yellow-naped amazons usually bond with only one human.

2. Budgerigar

Budgerigar or common pet parakeet is an intelligent talking bird native to Australia. This smart social bird can develop outstanding vocabulary. To your surprise, budgerigar also held a Guinness record in 1995. This incredible species have developed a vocabulary of 1728 words.. Not all birds of this species have got such great potential. But some species can learn 300-500 words and sentences.

1. African Grey Parrot

The African grey parrot is considered as the most intelligent smartest talking parrot in the world. They are endemic to the rain forests of West and Central Africa. African grey parrots are known for their better understanding and imitation of human speech. Like other talking birds African grey parrots also have a tendency to get attached to only one person.
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