[Tweeters] Brainier Birds Live On Islands

Devorah the Ornithologist birdologist at gmail.com
Wed Aug 1 06:21:13 PDT 2018


Hello everyone,

have you ever noticed how the really smart birds -- the ones who use and
create tools -- live on islands? scientists noticed this, too. A new study
finds that bird species living on oceanic islands that rise from the ocean
floor due to seismic or volcanic activity have larger brains than their
closest mainland relatives. The study suggests the birds’ larger brains are
the result of evolutionary processes that took place on islands rather than
before colonization took place

Brainier Birds Live On Islands
http://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2018/07/31/brainier-birds-live-on-islands/
tinyURL: https://tinyurl.com/ydyyyeh4

please feel free to share on social media and twitter and to share with
your bird pals!

thank you for reading.

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