Image above: A New Caledonian crow showing its ability to use a tool
"Zoologists and biologists from the University of Vienna and Oxford University, led by biologist Dr. Alice Auersperg have shown that New Caledonian crows and a type of green parrot called the kea, are both able to accomplish tasks requiring high degrees of intelligence!
To read about the scientific study which resulted in these scientists making these conclusions about New Caledonian crows and Keas please click on the following link:
So once again we see that we humans have no business referring to these animals or members of our own species as "bird brains" (ie using the words in a derogatory fashion) as birds are very intelligent in their behavior and thinking processes!
To learn more about New Caledonian crows please click on the following links:
http://www.oiseaux-birds.com/card-new-caledonian-crow.html To learn more about Keas please visit these websites:
To gain some insight into the Kea Parrot species please visit these websites:
Here is a link to a three-part video about the Kea Parrot species:
Here is a link to a video entitled, "New Caledonian Crows Exceed Apes/Chimps at Trap-tube Experiment":
Source of images:
New Caledonian crow: http://www.oiseaux-birds.com/page-family-corvidae.html
Kea Parrot:: http://www.richard-seaman.com/Wallpaper/Nature/Birds/Parrots/KeaRetrievingBakedBeanCanFromTarn.jpg