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Da Vinci-Code, Bird-Style: Cockatoos Can Solve Complex Puzzles


Science & Tech  (tags: animals, birds, cockatoos, cognitive ability, discovery, Goffin Laboratory at Vienna University, interesting, news, science )

Dan
- 439 days ago - csmonitor.com
Researchers found that Goffin's cockatoos can complete a complicated sequence of tasks in pursuit of a reward, just like chimpanzees. They have great cognitive ability to innovate solutions. Logged by Sunstroke author David Kagan in Doomwatch Legacy.



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Bob P. (427)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 8:28 am
Thanks Dan
 

Roger Garin-michaud (62)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 7:38 pm
noted, thanks!
 

Aud nordby (713)
Monday July 8, 2013, 2:43 am
N&S
 

Gloria picchetti (290)
Monday July 8, 2013, 3:18 am
Birds are very smart.
 

John Gregoire (255)
Monday July 8, 2013, 6:06 am
Super good!
 

janet f. (29)
Monday July 8, 2013, 6:16 pm
I guess being called a bird brain isn't so bad after all.
 

Kara C. (15)
Monday July 8, 2013, 6:39 pm
Sulfur crested cockatoos are scary, we have had 2 bought in the shelter at completely separate times who have figured out how to open the cage door with a stick on their own.
 

Heidi Aubrey (5)
Monday July 8, 2013, 7:37 pm
Interesting, but the king of intelligence in the bird world is the common Crow.
 

Ruth S. (307)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 5:13 am
Yes, animals are much smarter then people!
 

Lona Goudswaard (70)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 7:55 am
The more research is don on animals other than primates the more animals turn out to be smarter than we expected.
 
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