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Title: Bird-brained and brilliant: Australia's avians are smarter than you think
Contributor(s): Kaplan, Gisela (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2016
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Abstract: Calling someone a 'bird brain' is not usually meant as a compliment. But, as research continues to reveal, birds are much smarter than was once thought. Australian birds are arguably among the smartest in the world. Some display complex behaviours such as problem solving, learning and tool use comparable to behaviours observed in great apes. I've summarised what we know about Australia's exceptional birds in my book 'Bird Minds', showing how versatile and complex our native birds really are.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: The Conversation Yearbook 2016: 50 Standout articles from Australia's top thinkers, p. 191-194
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Place of Publication: Melbourne, Australia
ISBN: 9780522871081
Field of Research (FOR): 060801 Animal Behaviour
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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