The Intelligent Kea

GBP member Rebecca Bowater recently shared several pictures of some Kea, a New Zealand native bird that has an interesting story and is one of the most intelligent animals in the world!  By coincidence Karen and I have been reading The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think by Jennifer Ackerman.  The most recent chapter we read focused on the Kea and various studies about the birds’ intellect and memory; really quite amazing!  I recommend the book as it has fascinating information about many types of birds that scientists are just beginning to uncover after years of research.

Back to the Kea,  below are some pic Rebecca shared with us. Be sure to click on the first one and read some of the interesting background about the Kea she included with the pic (find out why Kea hunted to protect sheep for extra credit).


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