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31st May '17 6:09:00 PM nombretomado
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* Peach (which is short for Machu Picchu, but the full name is rarely used) in the ''YoungWizards'' series, although this one may be {{justified|Trope}} by the fact that exposure to wizardry has said to have altered all of Tom and Carl's pets, not to mention that [[spoiler:she's one of the PowersThatBe in disguise]].

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* Peach (which is short for Machu Picchu, but the full name is rarely used) in the ''YoungWizards'' ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series, although this one may be {{justified|Trope}} by the fact that exposure to wizardry has said to have altered all of Tom and Carl's pets, not to mention that [[spoiler:she's one of the PowersThatBe in disguise]].
18th May '17 12:59:17 PM HeroicJay
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* Iago from Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''. A line in ''Return of Jafar'' implies that Jafar taught him, possibly using magic. For most of the original movie, Iago pretends to be a regular parrot when in the presence of characters other than Jafar. He drops this after the protagonists turn on Jafar, though, and no-one in-universe seems particularly surprised by his fluent speech.

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* Iago from Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''. A line in ''Return of Jafar'' implies that Jafar taught him, possibly using magic. For most of the original movie, Iago pretends to be a regular parrot when in the presence of characters other than Jafar. He drops this after the protagonists turn on Jafar, though, and no-one no one in-universe seems particularly surprised by his fluent speech.
18th May '17 12:57:41 PM Jubileus57
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* ''[[VideoGame/MysteryCaseFiles Mystery Case Files: 13th Skull]]'' has Mr. Crickets, Charlotte Landry's parrot.

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* ''[[VideoGame/MysteryCaseFiles Mystery Case Files: 13th Skull]]'' has Mr. Crickets, Charlotte Landry's talking parrot.
18th May '17 12:57:16 PM Jubileus57
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* ''[[VideoGame/MysteryCaseFiles Mystery Case Files: 13th Skull]]'' has Mr. Crickets, Charlotte Landry's parrot.
26th Apr '17 2:02:28 PM StFan
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* The ''NationalLampoon'' had a long-running comic strip "Chicken Gutz" by Randall Enos. The eponymous ButtMonkey character had a bird perched on top of his hat, who provided constant snarky commentary on the proceedings.

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* The ''NationalLampoon'' ''Franchise/NationalLampoon'' had a long-running comic strip "Chicken Gutz" by Randall Enos. The eponymous ButtMonkey character had a bird perched on top of his hat, who provided constant snarky commentary on the proceedings.



* Iago from Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''. A line in ''Return of Jafar'' implies that Jafar taught him, possibly using magic. For most of the original movie, Iago pretends to be a regular parrot when in the presence of characters other than Jafar. He drops this after the protagonists turn on Jafar, though, and no one in-universe seems particularly surprised by his fluent speech.

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* Iago from Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''. A line in ''Return of Jafar'' implies that Jafar taught him, possibly using magic. For most of the original movie, Iago pretends to be a regular parrot when in the presence of characters other than Jafar. He drops this after the protagonists turn on Jafar, though, and no one no-one in-universe seems particularly surprised by his fluent speech.



22nd Apr '17 2:43:50 PM Golondrina
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* One novel in Erle Stanley Gardner's lengthy ''Franchise/PerryMason'' series, ''The Case of the Perjured Parrot'', turns on the eponymous parrot (it doesn't exactly testify, but it is observed that its claws are cut too short, which is a clue to the murderer). In the television adaptation, it was voiced by Mel Blanc.

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* One novel in Erle Stanley Gardner's lengthy ''Franchise/PerryMason'' series, ''The Case of the Perjured Parrot'', turns on the eponymous parrot (it doesn't exactly testify, but it is observed that its claws are cut too short, which is a clue to the murderer). In the television adaptation, it was voiced by Mel Blanc.Creator/MelBlanc.



* ''Series/TheMunsters'' have a talking Crow voiced by MelBlanc no less.

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* ''Series/TheMunsters'' have a talking Crow voiced by MelBlanc Creator/MelBlanc no less.
8th Apr '17 10:09:14 PM nombretomado
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* Professor Pericles, one of the main villains of ''ScoobyDooMysteryInc''. When he first appears (in which his first line is offscreen), Velma comments how parrots can mimic human speech, but the prison officer notes it's the first thing he's said in decades. He speaks normally (with a German accent) throughout the show.

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* Professor Pericles, one of the main villains of ''ScoobyDooMysteryInc''.''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated''. When he first appears (in which his first line is offscreen), Velma comments how parrots can mimic human speech, but the prison officer notes it's the first thing he's said in decades. He speaks normally (with a German accent) throughout the show.
13th Mar '17 11:47:02 AM arkholt
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* Lewis from ''Webcomic/TheBirdFeeder'' has tried on occasion to speak to humans. However, in [[http://thebirdfeeder.com/comic/48 #48]], "Mimicry," he reveals that despite him merely asking politely for a bowl of food, the humans tend not to have very good reactions to him.
13th Feb '17 7:05:43 AM Larkmarn
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Possibly the most common type of IntellectualAnimal is a [[TalkingAnimal talking bird]], and you know you've seen it already. [[PirateParrot Parrots]], [[CleverCrows ravens]], [[IveHeardOfThatWhatIsIt mynah birds]] (Asian starlings, in a nutshell) and other birds who have a humanlike voice and personality are likely to be outright fully intelligent and articulate. Most common in settings where there is an element of the fantastic that can be used to HandWave the inaccuracy, but even fairly mundane, realistic stories sometimes do it. Someone who SpeaksFluentAnimal is not needed here (but may show up nonetheless).

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Possibly the most common type of IntellectualAnimal is a [[TalkingAnimal talking bird]], and you know you've seen it already. [[PirateParrot Parrots]], [[CleverCrows ravens]], [[IveHeardOfThatWhatIsIt mynah birds]] (Asian starlings, in a nutshell) and other birds who have a humanlike voice and personality capable of mimicking human speech are likely to be outright fully intelligent and articulate. Most common in settings where there is an element of the fantastic that can be used to HandWave the inaccuracy, but even fairly mundane, realistic stories sometimes do it. Someone who SpeaksFluentAnimal is not needed here (but may show up nonetheless).
13th Feb '17 12:10:38 AM dotheroar
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Possibly the most common type of IntellectualAnimal is a [[TalkingAnimal talking bird]], and you know you've seen it already. [[PirateParrot Parrots]], [[CleverCrows ravens]], [[IveHeardOfThatWhatIsIt mynah birds]] (Asian starlings, in a nutshell) and other birds capable of mimicking human speech are likely to be outright fully intelligent and articulate. Most common in settings where there is an element of the fantastic that can be used to HandWave the inaccuracy, but even fairly mundane, realistic stories sometimes do it. Someone who SpeaksFluentAnimal is not needed here (but may show up nonetheless).

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Possibly the most common type of IntellectualAnimal is a [[TalkingAnimal talking bird]], and you know you've seen it already. [[PirateParrot Parrots]], [[CleverCrows ravens]], [[IveHeardOfThatWhatIsIt mynah birds]] (Asian starlings, in a nutshell) and other birds capable of mimicking human speech who have a humanlike voice and personality are likely to be outright fully intelligent and articulate. Most common in settings where there is an element of the fantastic that can be used to HandWave the inaccuracy, but even fairly mundane, realistic stories sometimes do it. Someone who SpeaksFluentAnimal is not needed here (but may show up nonetheless).
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