Cooper’s Book Report

bb1This month’s book is Bird Brains: The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies and Jays by Candace Savage.

bb2Bird 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).