Parrots are not the only species of birds that can imitate noises they hear in their surroundings, or the human voice.

Of course, there's the incredible lyre bird from Australia that can mimic just about anything.

Then you have birds from the corvid family, such as ravens, crows and starlings.

Ever gone for a walk and thought you heard a budgie or a cockatiel cry out among the trees? Chances are it's a starling, mimicking the sound he's heard through an open window.

I do not agree with caging wild birds at all...they do need to be left in the wild.

I don't know how Techno came to be housed in his cage, but he talks up a storm and has a sinister laugh.

"Hey, Liverlips!"