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Hummingbirds' Huge Memory Lets Them Remember the Location of Every Flower in Their Territory


Offbeat  (tags: Hummmingbird, huge memory, animals, environment, interesting, wildlife )

Lone
- 80 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Their hippocampus âEUR" the area of the brain responsible for learning and memory âEUR" is up to five times bigger than that in songbirds, seabirds and woodpeckers.



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Freya H (361)
Wednesday September 27, 2017, 2:16 pm
Not exactly "bird brains"! That's a lot of information to store in such a tiny head.
 

Kathleen M (232)
Wednesday September 27, 2017, 2:23 pm
Totally wicked cool! Thx for sharing Lone. So much for "bird brain" as an insult!
 

Peggy B (39)
Wednesday September 27, 2017, 2:40 pm
I didn't know this. Goo one Freya.
 

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday September 27, 2017, 2:51 pm
They are smart. I love watching them in my backyard.. Thanks Lone
 

Donna T (0)
Wednesday September 27, 2017, 2:57 pm
thank you
 

Kalliope M (30)
Wednesday September 27, 2017, 3:17 pm
I guess wild bees do the same - and I know, that bees tell their companions about where to find food. At this time on my balcony the Sedum (Hylotelephium telephium) blooms and with every day there are more wild bees buzzing around on them and the other flowers on my balcony. :D
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 28, 2017, 4:15 am
My hummies return every spring to the feeder on my deck...even before the flowers bloom.
 

Fiona O (597)
Thursday September 28, 2017, 5:30 am
All birds are absolutely amazing. I love the beautiful hummies. Thank you for sharing, Lone.
 

Jim V (0)
Thursday September 28, 2017, 6:16 am
thanks for sharing
 

Jerome S (0)
Thursday September 28, 2017, 6:27 am
thanks
 

Roro l (0)
Thursday September 28, 2017, 6:33 am
Thank you!
 
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