WATCH: Videos of Birds Talking

Quoth the Raven, "You alright love?"

Some birds can talk  (not just parrots!) and it’s pretty darn cool. I recently fell into a rabbit hole watching videos of talking birds and so I want to share them with you. That European Starling? Had no idea those they could talk!  And don’t miss the story at the end of the world’s most famous parrot, Alex.

Here’s one that talks to Alexa:


Some polite conversation and kisses:


It’s not just parrots that can mimic human speech. Here are some ravens talking:

And here’s a mynah talking.


And here’s a European Starling!

Why can birds talk?

Here’s the story of the world’s most famous African grey parrot, Alex.

Image: Stephencdickson/ CC