This month’s book is Bird Brains: The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies and Jays by Candace Savage.
Bird Brains examines the intelligence of the corvid family. Research on the birds (nest building, raising young, food gathering, mating and play) shows powers of abstraction, memory, and creativity that put them on par with many mammals, even higher primates.
This was nothing new to Cooper, who knows firsthand how brilliant birds can be. She enjoyed this book – particularly the amazing photos (taken by some of the world’s best wildlife photographers).
This is interesting! I’ve never seen this book, I will I have to look it up… It sounds interesting. I’m glad some people are finally admitting that humans aren’t the only intelligent creatures on this planet. 🙂 Personally, I think that at least some birds (budgies, for example…) are a lot smarter than some people…