Birds have varying degrees of talking ability some, like the corvids, are able to mimic only a few words and phrases, while some budgerigars have been observed to have a vocabulary of almost 2,000 words. The hill myna, a common pet, is well known for its talking ability.African greys are one of the best talking parrots. Blue-Fronted Amazon. Yellow-crowned Amazon. Cockatoo. Hill Myna. Monk Parakeet. Indian Ring Parakeet. Eclectus Parrot.Some birds speak quietly, while others will scream at the top of their lungs.