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Sam's Blog - All About Birds

September 18
American Birding Expo: September 29-October 1, Philadelphia, PA.

George's Blog - Attracting and feeding birds

September 18.
How long do birds live?

Bird Identification Service

Questions and Answers about Wild Birds

Question of the week:

How smart is a hummingbird?

A. Real smart, as it turns out.  Their hippocampus – the area of the brain responsible for learning and memory – is up to five times bigger than that in songbirds, seabirds and woodpeckers.

A hummingbird can remember where every flower is located in their territory and how long it takes to refill with nectar.  Not bad for a bird that has a pea-sized brain. So maybe size does not matter after all.

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