It's all in the footwork: New research sheds light on parrot intelligence
(PhysOrg.com) -- You can tell how smart a parrot is by watching what it does with its feet, according to a new study by Macquarie University researchers.
Crows do not plan their clever tricks
New Caledonian crows can spontaneously solve problems without planning their actions, a study published today in Proceedings of the Royal Society B reveals.
Researchers find Grey parrots able to use inferential reasoning
Researchers reveal baby-killer birds
(PhysOrg.com) -- The mysterious behaviour of female Eclectus parrots killing their sons immediately after they hatch has been unravelled by a team of researchers from the Australian National University.
Parrots learn their 'names' from their parents
(PhysOrg.com) -- Parrots, which have long amused us for their ability to imitate our vocal patterns, actually learn to caw their "names" from their parents, says a new Cornell study. The research offers the ...
Colourful boundary trespassers: burrowing parrots crossed the Andes 120,000 years ago
The Andes of southern South America form a hostile mountain range with glaciers, salty deserts and meagre high elevation steppes. Birds from more moderate climate zones cross this mountain range only rarely. ...
New study of crows and parrots highlights different types of intelligence
Parrots display teamwork and decision-making skills
Talk to the animals (w/ video)
When African Grey parrots talk, do they mimic sounds or consciously understand their speech? Irene Pepperberg, a comparative psychologist at both Brandeis and Harvard universities believes African Greys actually ...
Parrots do tricks without looking
(PhysOrg.com) -- Ornithologists at the University of Birmingham have discovered that parrots cannot see what they are doing when they carry out the tricky manipulations of objects, for which they are renowned. ...
Home-reared African Grey parrots vary 'speech,' nonword sounds, in a deliberate and socially relevant way
New research by scientists at the University of Georgia has shown, for the first time, that an African Grey parrot can develop a deeper understanding of the soundswhich we hear as wordsthan researchers ...
DNA uncovers one of the world's rarest birds
(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of Australian researchers involving DNA experts from the University of Adelaide has identified a new, critically endangered species of ground parrot in Western Australia.
'Virtual mates' reveal role of romance in parrot calls
Parrots are famed for their ability to mimic sounds and now researchers have used 'virtual mates' to discover if female parrots judge male contact calls when deciding on a mate. The research, published in ...
Researchers Identify the Most Promiscuous Birds in the World
(PhysOrg.com) -- UConn ornithologist Chris Elphick and his colleagues carried out DNA tests to discover the paternity of Saltmarsh Sparrow nestlings.