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This Is Einstein – The Parrot

This post was written by jd on March 15, 2012
Posted Under: animals

httpv://youtu.be/nbrTOcUnjNY

 

Its amazing how smart birds and animals can be.  We don’t give them enough credit for all of their abilities.

Studies with captive birds have given insight into which birds are the most intelligent. While parrots are able to mimic human speech, studies with the African Grey Parrot have shown that some are able to associate words with their meanings and form simple sentences. Along with crows, ravens, and jays, parrots are considered the most intelligent of birds. The brain-to body size ratio of psittacines and corvines is actually comparable to that of higher primates.One argument against the supposed intelligent capabilities of bird species is that birds have a relatively small cerebral cortex, which is the part of the brain considered to be the main area of intelligence in other animals. However, birds use a different part of the brain, the medio-rostral neostriatum / hyper striatum ventrale, as the seat of their intelligence. Not surprisingly, research has shown that these species tend to have the largest hyperstriata, and Dr Harvey J. Karten, a neuroscientist at the University of California, San Diego, who studied bird physiology, has discovered that the lower part of the avian brain is functionally similar to that in humans. Not only have parrots demonstrated intelligence through scientific testing of their language-using ability, but some species of parrot such as the Kea are also highly skilled at using tools and solving puzzles.[

Meet the Knoxville Zoo ‘s avian SUPERSTAR, Einstein.  Go  visit Einstein the African gray parrot at the Knoxville Zoo’s Bird Show, Knoxville, TN USA

 

 

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Reader Comments

that dingo quote to me like 100 times yesterday yes you did see some wiebalals. not at the GOOD wildlife park but at the BAD one, they were mixed in with the roos. they’re bigger than the joeys but smaller than the adults, with sort of shorter, more stickie uppie ears.

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