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Smart birds! They can apparently not just use tools, but also save them for later use. And they can turn down immediate food if they have reason to believe they'll get more food in the future should they turn it down!

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SMART BIRBS! :D

would probably be disingenuous to go on about them though~

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ah, screw it:

smartest of birbs

“If men had wings and bore black feathers, Few of them would be clever enough to be crows.”

― Henry Ward Beecher

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Heh. I think a lot of animals are cleverer than man in many respects, Tom!
As Douglas Adams pointed out in the Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy:
"For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons."

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