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Old 12-17-2013, 07:47 AM
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Wow, interesting.
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:15 PM
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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Originally Posted by st33lcas3 View Post
I've realized the term 'bird brain' does not apply to crows.
This video should convince any doubters.
I just saw that video and it is amazing. The crow essentially has to figure out how to run a Rube Goldberg contraption that the scientist has dreamed up, in order to get some food. I believe I have known humans who would have trouble with it.

I believe most birds have decent reasoning ability. I like to feed the birds in my backyard, mainly chickadees. I don't have a bird feeder but I buy a giant bag of non-salted peanuts and toss the kernels to them. There's one tiny wren, little bigger than a mouse. He/she will make a racket outside my bedroom window when he/she wants to be fed. And I can't tell one wren or chickadee from another, but they seem to have the ability to distinguish me from other humans.
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