There are a lot of birds, which, if you really try, you can learn to pronounce a few simple words. But the best "talkers" are parrots, crows, jackdaws and some jays. According to scientists, the best "talking" African parrot. However, the ability to speak does not mean that the birds understand the meaning of the words. No wonder the saying "Repeats like a parrot" means that people just mindlessly repeats words without understanding their meaning.