Ravens can learn to talk better than parrots

Ravens are arguably the smartest birds in the animal kingdom. As well as being the bigger, cooler-looking cousins of the crows, ravens also have more going for them in the brains department and are even able to speak better than parrots. When in captivity, ravens are found to be able to mimic humans better than most species of parrots, and are also incredibly good at mimicking other sounds - such as a car alarm, a toilet flushing, or even other bird and animal calls.