The Genius of Birds by Jennifer AckermanBirds are astonishingly intelligent creatures. According to revolutionary new research, some birds rival primates and even humans in their remarkable forms of intelligence. In The Genius of Birds, acclaimed author Jennifer Ackerman explores their newly discovered brilliance and how it came about.
As she travels around the world to the most cutting-edge frontiers of research, Ackerman not only tells the story of the recently uncovered genius of birds but also delves deeply into the latest findings about the bird brain itself that are shifting our view of what it means to be intelligent. At once personal yet scientific, richly informative and beautifully written, The Genius of Birds celebrates the triumphs of these surprising and fiercely intelligent creatures.
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World’s smartest birds
The cheeky Kea, so called by the call of 'ke-aa' ringing through the air is deeply evocative of New Zealand's Southern Alps. Kea Nestor notabilis are parrots and are infamous on our South Island tramping tracks for their insatiable and deconstructive inquisitiveness. David Attenborough narrates this documentary about the Kea, Playful and destructive, it attacks cars, starts landslides and terrorises New Zealand ski resorts , but behind the bad behaviour there's a sharp mind at work. David tries to play chess with a Kea and discovers how its cheeky character is the key to its survival. Some New Zealand's believe this bird should replace the Kiwi as our national symbol.
Crows are fascinating birds and among the smartest animals in the world. A new study demonstrates how effectively crows can reason cause and effect. We know that corvids are capable of using tools, recognising humans and passing knowledge on to their families — but a collaborative study between the University of Cambridge, the University of Auckland and the University of Vienna has shown us how crows are also capable of understanding cause and effect. The study, New Caledonian crows respond to hidden causal agents , tested eight wild crows in two different scenarios. In both, the crow was placed in an environment where a stick would emerge from a wall. In the first scenario, a human would enter the enclosure at the same time the stick moved, so that the crow would associate the stick's movement with the human's presence.
Move over, humans! Louis Lefebvre, a behaviorist at McGill University in Montreal who is studying bird intelligence, has developed a test for gauging bird IQ. His winner for the smartest bird of all is the American Crow also called the Common Crow , and many other researchers agree. Controlled lab studies and thousands of observations in the wild have shown how remarkably advanced these birds are in their problem-solving skills. Corvidae — corvids, for short — consists of 23 genera containing about species. Corvids are found everywhere in the world, except Antarctica. Here are a few examples of their brainpower.
When you think about all of the animals in the world, you quickly realize that birds are, in fact, amongst some of the most intelligent creatures we.
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Animal intelligence has been studied for years and birds are often at the top of the list of smartest animals. But some birds, including parrot species that are often kept as pets, have shown to be smarter than others. African Grey parrots are the most heavily studied species of pet bird and have demonstrated a very high level of intelligence.
Intelligent birds list. A list of the most intelligent birds, with pictures and facts. Part of our series on birds. Two groups of birds are particularly well-known for being highly intelligent: crows and parrots. Crows are members of the family Corvidae. This family includes birds such as ravens, rooks, magpies and jays.
When you think about all of the animals in the world, you quickly realize that birds are, in fact, amongst some of the most intelligent creatures we have on Earth. Although there are more than 10, bird species worldwide, only a handful of them have made the list for extremely talented and incredibly intelligent. So who are these super intelligent feathered friends? But this blog gives you a overview, of what birds have made the top of the list in most bird intelligence studies around the world. So sit back and be amazed how smart some of our feathered friends really are!