Fiery-throated Hummingbird - There are about 338 different species of hummingbirds. There are few other birds that rival the spectacular iridescence of the Fiery-throated Hummingbird. Found only in the cloud forest of Costa Rica and western Panama.
African Grey parrot--A most incredible species. The famous departed Alex showed language ability equal to human toddlers, forming sentences even. Bear in mind before getting a bird they are far, far more intelligent than many people realize.