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Costa Rica’s Zanate: A Very Smart and Problematic Bird

University of Cambridge Media Release – Have humans underestimated the intelligence of birds? A new study suggests one species of bird – the great-tailed grackle – may be able to learn to adapt its behaviour when faced by new challenges. The research, published in the Royal Society Open Science journal today, is the first to test the cognitive abilities of great-tailed grackles which are native to the Americas. In Colombia, the great-tailed grackle is the official bird of Cartagena de Indias and many Colombian monuments and artistic works have been created there in honour of its intelligence and adaptability. In…

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