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.
Eclectus parrots can mimic both human speech and other attractive sounds from the surroundings. In that way, Eclectus parrots can even fool their own owners. They repeat the words they learnt at right situations. Both male and female eclectus parrots also make charming and melodious voices.
The eclectus parrot is a parrot native to the Solomon Islands, Sumba, New Guinea and nearby islands, northeastern Australia and the Maluku Islands. It is unusual in the parrot family for its extreme sexual dimorphism of the colours of the plumage; the male having a mostly bright emerald green plumage and the female a mostly bright red and purple/blue plumage.
Joseph Forshaw, in his book Parrots of the World, noted that the first European ornithologists to see eclectus parrots thought they were of two distinct species. Large populations of this parrot remain, and they are sometimes considered pests for eating fruit off trees. Some populations restricted to relatively small islands are comparably rare. Their bright feathers are also used by native tribespeople in New Guinea as decorations.