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Bird brains : the intelligence of crows, ravens, magpies, and jays

Author: Candace Sherk Savage
Publisher: San Francisco : Sierra Club Books, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Birds have long been considered the archetypal featherheads, beautiful but dumb. But one group of birds - the corvids, or members of the crow family - appears to have powers of abstraction, memory, creativity, and insight that put them on a par with many mammals, including, in some instances, higher primates. In an original and scrupulously researched text, Candace Savage describes the life and behavior of 16  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Candace Sherk Savage
ISBN: 0871563797 9780871563798
OCLC Number: 32012718
Description: ix, 134 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 27 cm
Responsibility: Candace Savage.

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Argues that the birds' powers of abstraction, memory, and creativity are equal to those of many mammals.  Read more...

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