New Caledonian crows or corvids, which are already known as one of the world’s most intelligent birds, actually have more to brag about when it comes to smarts. A recent study showed that these birds have comprehensions about water that matches a 7 to 10 year old human child.
Intelligence has always been a well-known feature amongst crows, but New Caledonian’s are known to be the smartest amongst the species. The University of Auckland has even set up a number of aviaries to specifically study what these crows are capable of doing. Dr. Logan had worked for one but she wanted to see what wild crows were able to do. The birds from the aviary could have learned a thing or two from previous test so she caught specimens from the wild and set them free after conducting the water displacement test.