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.
The relationship with the owner is the most important factor that shape the talking ability of African grey parrot. Treating African grey parrots while teaching will help to improve their talking ability much faster. They also learn different kinds of voices from their surrounding. African grey parrots are intelligent enough to mimic different sounds to fool the predators.
The African grey parrot is an Old World parrot in the family Psittacidae. This article describes the Congo African grey parrot. The Timneh parrot has been split into a distinct species.
The African grey parrot is a medium-sized, predominantly grey, black-billed parrot which weighs 400 g, with a length of 33 cm and an average wingspan of 46–52 cm. The Congo subspecies is a lighter grey, with darker grey over the head and both wings, while the head and body feathers have a slight white edge to them. The tail feathers are red. The Timneh subspecies is a darker gray and has a dark maroon colored tail as well as having a portion of their beak being light pink in color. Due to artificial selection by parrot breeders, some Congo African grey parrots are partially or completely red. The coloration of juveniles is similar to that of adults, but the eye is typically dark grey to black, in comparison to the yellow irises around dark eyes of the adult birds. The undertail coverts are also tinged with grey. The adults weigh between 418 and 526 grams.