Never Underestimate the Intelligence of Birds
Deciding just how smart birds are depends on how intelligence is defined. Birds exhibit a wide range of smart behaviors, including good memories, extensive communication, planning for the future, and remembering the past. Some birds can solve problems, and others have been observed playing: both activities that indicate more than just basic instinct. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines intelligence as "the ability to learn or understand or to deal with new or trying situations or the ability to apply knowledge to manipulate one's environment."