Queen Victoria ("We are not amused.") had an African Grey who was brought to her from Nigeria when it was a British colony. The bird's name was Coco and it was a male. Coco had a documented vocabulary of over one thousand words which is a larger vocabulary than many children had in Victorian England. It is not known if Coco, unlike Alex the Great, could recognize colors and objects. Coco outlived Victoria. I can only speculate if he, like my friend Ade' the African Grey, would occasionally say, " I'll outlive you all!"