Top 10 Smartest Talking Birds In The World

3. Yellow-naped Amazon

Another talented talking bird of the amazon parrots family. This species is known for their contextualize human speech. Yellow-naped amazons have the power to copy wide range of words and imitate them in excellent quality.

Yellow-naped amazons start to talk from younger age itself. They learn most of words and phrases from their owners. Yellow-naped amazons usually bond with only one human. So, the interaction between the owner and pet is the most important factor that defines the talking ability of this parrot. Yello-naped amazons also good at repeating the songs they hear from their surrounding.


The yellow-naped amazon or yellow-naped parrot is an amazon parrot sometimes considered to be a subspecies of yellow-crowned amazon, Amazona ochrocephala.

Deforestation is reducing the number of these parrots in the wild together with illegal removal of young for the pet trade. This parrot readily mimics sounds, and in captivity this includes human speech, which is probably the reason it is popular in aviculture. Like all parrots, however, mimic abilities vary greatly between individuals. The yellow-naped amazon is distinguished by its green forehead and crown and a yellow band across the lower nape and hindneck. The beak is dark gray and is paler towards the base of the upper mandible. The feet are also dark gray.

Yellow-naped amazons are highly sought after for their talking ability and playful personalities. They are also known for nest-protective behaviors that often lead them to bite. This is particularly common in males during the breeding season. While they do not always handle emotions well, they will signal when stressed or over excited by spreading their tail and eye pinning. If they are allowed to calm down before they are handled, bites are not common. Yellow Napes, as with many other parrots, tend to bond with one member of a household and may be jealous of others.

Yellow Nape parrots do enjoy the stimulation of interacting with people however. The more they are socialized the more comfortable they will be around humans and animals.