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Many researchers believe that the most intelligent birds are found in the Corvid family (ravens, crows, magpies and jays). These social birds show advanced problem-solving skills, both in the lab and in the wild.
http://www.birds.com/blog/whos-the-smartest-bird-birdscom/

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are they smarter than the African grey parrot? just curious : )
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Good question. It depends how you measure intelligence. For example the article mentions the following regarding some corvids;
A raven was observed putting a cork in a tub’s drain, so that water pooled up for a bath. A group of crows in Japan put hard-to-crack nuts out on the road, so that cars can smash them open.

Another corvid, the Clark’s Nutcracker, has an impressive memory- also considered a sign of intelligence. It buries about 30,000 seeds each fall, caching them all through 200 square miles of forest. The bird is able to remember where at least 90% of the buried seeds are- it uses them for winter food.

Of course the African Grey has some impressive skills as well;
One particular African Grey, Alex, can identify & name over 40 objects, seven colors, and can count up to six. He uses 100 words to answer questions, or ask for what he wants.

It seems to me the difference between learned behavior and adaptive behavior. Which is better? I'll let you be the judge of that.
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thank you nblacksmith!! you have been very helpful : )
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You're welcome!
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Big bird, he can talk and stuff...

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The wise old owl

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Parrots, like grey African parrots

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