Top 10 Smartest Talking Birds In The World

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.

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Cockatoos need special care from their owner to learn speaking. They have a tendency to copy the words that are repeated by the owners on regular basis.

Cockatoos can easily mimic words associated with their habits. The change in tone will definitely make difficulty in learning. They won’t learn every word so easily but will mimic in the right way through proper training.

A cockatoo is a parrot that is any of the 21 species belonging to the bird family Cacatuidae, the only family in the superfamily Cacatuoidea. Along with the Psittacoidea and the Strigopoidea, they make up the order Psittaciformes. The family has a mainly Australasian distribution, ranging from the Philippines and the eastern Indonesian islands of Wallacea to New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Australia.

Cockatoos are recognisable by the showy crests and curved bills. Their plumage is generally less colourful than that of other parrots, being mainly white, grey or black and often with coloured features in the crest, cheeks or tail. On average they are larger than other parrots; however, the cockatiel, the smallest cockatoo species, is a small bird. The phylogenetic position of the cockatiel remains unresolved, other than that it is one of the earliest offshoots of the cockatoo lineage. The remaining species are in two main clades. The five large black coloured cockatoos of the genus Calyptorhynchus form one branch. The second and larger branch is formed by the genus Cacatua, comprising 11 species of white-plumaged cockatoos and four monotypic genera that branched off earlier; namely the pink and white Major Mitchell’s cockatoo, the pink and grey galah, the mainly grey gang-gang cockatoo and the large black-plumaged palm cockatoo.

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