Parrots aren’t the only birds that can talk, either! Corvids (especially ravens and crows), European starlings, northern mockingbirds, and lyrebirds are all great mimics, though the hill myna is said to have the best ability. Their mimicry isn’t limited to just human voices or bird songs either. “Talking” birds have been heard imitating everything from vehicles and chainsaws to smoke detectors and microwaves. The possibilities are endless!

Species portrayed: Congo African grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus)