Despite the fact that I have a mile long to do list before some of my family arrives sometime tonight or tomorrow for a visit, I have found a slew of talking raven videos. They are five kinds of awesome because, the ravens sound a little creepy. Ravens are in the corvid family and that group can mimic other birds--think of blue jays imitating Cooper's hawks and human speech is not out of their reach. Ravens and crows have been kept as pets in the past, although in the United States, it is no longer legal. This video of Julian the talking raven is from a bird at a wildlife rehab center:
But I think my favorite is Terry the Talking Raven from across the pond who not only sounds rather polite with his accent but scores major points for going "Arrrrrr," just like a pirate!