Bird Smarts

Bird Smarts

7/1/12 Note: For Redlands area residents, adaptations of my columns will appear each Monday in the Redlands Daily Facts e-edition 

There are so many stories out there about bird intelligence but I thought I would share a few things I’ve read or experienced that illustrate the intelligence of our bird brethren.

My earlier post Bird Brain – a Myth discussed how research is showing the more primitive brain structure in birds has many similarities to the cortex of the human and mammal. Here are a few other items I’ve come across on bird intelligence:

  • Ravens and Wolves – Mutualistic Relationship University of Vermont researcher Bernd Heinrich studies the close relationship between ravens and wolves [Read more…]