Parrots are some of the smartest birds on the planet. Their intelligence doesn't stop at their ability to reproduce words, but actually includes a long list of talents that distinguish them from most other birds. When it comes to language, the African Grey Parrot is capable of formulating original speech from words it has learned. Additionally, parrots and crows have been observed using tools like sticks and rocks to solve problems.
As this video demonstrates, parrots have a powerful memory that helps them use their beaks to manipulate a variety of objects and materials. The next time someone calls you a "bird brain," think of this parrot and consider it a compliment.