Most talkative bird in the world is…

The African Grey Parrot has been called “the perfect mix of brains and beauty” (Bird Talk, Aug. 92) and the “cadillac of parrots” (Bird Talk Sept. 93). Much of the notoriety of this species stems from the phenomenal gift of speech members exhibit. While many parrots learn some words or phrases, many cases have been documented of African Greys learning multiple lines of songs, prayers, or plays. The Guinness Book of World Records lists the best talking parrot or parrot like bird as a African Grey named Prudle. Prudle was captured near Jinja, Uganda in 1958 and when “he” retired from public life in 1977 had a vocabulary of nearly 1000 words. Many owners have been surprised (and sometimes shocked) when their Grey learned a new word or phrase after hearing it only a few times. One of our favorite stories in this respect was one related by a priest that had a pet Grey. While hanging some pictures in his office, the priest hit his hand with a hammer. He let out a stream of obscenities that his Grey learned (from this one occurrence according to the priest). The priest’s embarrassment was compounded by the other aspect of greys gift for mimicking, that is they often sound exactly like the person that spoke the words or phrase.

African Grey Parrots: Myths & Facts.

http://www.parrotchronicles.com/species/africangrey.htm

The following site has wonderful pictures and information on this wonderful bird!

http://www.avianweb.com/africangreys.htm

Until next time have a glorious weekend, Joe

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About Jconowitch

I have spent 35 + years in Stevens County enjoying the many surrounding recreational areas while camping, canoeing, hiking and backpacking. I am married to my highschool sweetheart with 2 children, 5 awesome grandkids. I have been actively involved working with many organizations to help children and adults throughout the area, as well as starting the Stevens County Scale Model club with a good friend for all ages to enjoy. If you want to live and raise your family in a fantastic area, this is among the best, and I am here to help you make your dreams a reality!
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  1. Jconowitch says:

    Thanks to you each for checking in and clicking that like button!

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