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    7 monthes ago - By Ornithology

    I've discussed the intelligence of birds like crows before. Let's look a bit more into the subject in a little more scientific depth. Why do mammals like dogs, coyotes, cats, and horses learn all kinds of behaviors in the wild or from their trainers while birds mostly act by instinct? It mostly has to do with the structure of the brain. To offer a very simple explanation, the cerebrum or forebrain is larger in mammals while the cerebellum (the part of the brain that coordinates movement) is larger in birds. So birds, with several exceptions, rely on instinct for their daily activities. But...
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