Mischief the White-Necked Talking Raven

They are one of the smartest bird species out there.

Mischief the White-Necked Talking Raven

When someone mentions anything about ravens we may hear them say “they are scary” or “I know they are violent”. Well, let me tell you about talking ravens. Yeah, you heard me right! These birds are very intelligent and can mimic human speech. It’s incredible when hearing them in front of you.

Not only are they good with humans, but can replicate other sounds they hear too! Mischief is a White-Necked talking raven. He is from Africa and lives close to humans. When someone says “hello”, the raven is capable of replicating the sound but on a higher note. Although he can do other voices as well!

Mischief the White-Necked Talking Raven

You’ll be speechless if you ever have the opportunity to hear talking ravens in person. Humans still have a lot to discover about what nature and animals are capable of. Learning that a bird is capable of interpreting a person coughing is incredible to hear. It is possible that when you hear it, you may think a tourist coughed. Coming from this amazing creature sounds unreal.

All ravens that are part of the Corvidae family possess similar abilities. People don’t expect them to be playful. It takes a lot of training to get talking ravens to mimic words like “hello”. We learn that they can get excited and repeat other words. Mischief is a spectacle that people need to protect for years to come.

Mischief the White-Necked Talking Raven
Talking ravens

Talking ravens show off extreme discipline with people. We see Mischief having excellent behavior while being on the arm of a trainer. As with most animals, the key to a good relationship with them is showing love and patience. We can’t expect anything less!

It would be interesting to see how many other talking ravens are out there, each with a unique tone of voice. Maybe they have different accents depending on where they live. Do not be scared of these birds, as they may have something to tell you!

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