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Re: Bird IQ "Measured"




"Richard W. Travsky" wrote:
> 
> 
> The IQ scale is based on the number of novel feeding behaviours shown by
> birds in the wild.
> 

Won't this be biased towards generalist feeders with all-purpose beaks?
Surely it doesn't matter how 'smart' a bird species is - if its beak
structure is highly specialised then it won't exhibit as many feeding
behaviours as the more generalist species.

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