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Top 10 ‘Talking’ Birds (Slideshow)

1. African Grey

The African Grey is widely considered to be the smartest of the talking birds, and one of the most intelligent in the animal kingdom overall. Some experts say they approach the ability to speak and relate concepts on the level of a human toddler. Of the two standard “domesticated” species, the Timneh African Grey tends to learn to speak at a younger age than the Congo African Grey.

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7:52PM PDT on Apr 5, 2015

Beautiful birds, beautiful pictures, all so beautiful, thank you for sharing.

7:51PM PDT on Apr 5, 2015

All so awesome, thank you for sharing

8:25AM PST on Nov 17, 2014

My first parakeet, Chatterbox, was amazing! My friend I was talking to on the phone thought it was my mom in the background. I was like, "Nope. That's my bird on my shoulder." LOL

4:13AM PDT on Oct 17, 2014

Listen to and treasure them like ourselves

3:47AM PST on Nov 25, 2013

I had one budgerigar when I was a young girl. He was an incredibly loving little chap. I still miss him.

5:19PM PST on Nov 24, 2013

wonderful, but could we get one page please

9:08AM PDT on Jul 23, 2013

What amazing birds they these all are! Thanks

5:53AM PDT on Apr 8, 2013

Aww, I wanted to HEAR them

6:30PM PDT on Apr 3, 2013


8:11AM PST on Dec 17, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

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