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Grey parrots shown to have the reasoning skills of toddlers   Leave a comment

“Biologists know that calling someone a “birdbrain” is totally unfair. Birds are much smarter than we give them credit for and they’re often observed doing some amazing things — like corvids who can retrieve pieces of food tied to string, or woodpeckers who fashion wood scoops out of tree bark to carry honey home to their young.

And as a recent study has shown, the African Grey parrot may be the brainiest of them all — a bird that we know now can make inferences and reason like a three-year-old child.”

AN : I have been around African Grey parrots and can attest to their superior interactive and intelligence with respect to other birds. They can accumulate quite a vocabulary as well…

via Grey parrots shown to have the reasoning skills of toddlers.

Posted August 11, 2012 by arnoneumann in Intelligence

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