You’ll be surprised by how you measure up. 😉
Parrots and crows are among the smartest of birds.
The African Grey Parrot (or just Grey parrot) is a medium-sized, predominantly grey, black-billed, red-tailed parrot, weighing 0.88 lb, with a length of around 13 in. and a wingspan of 18–20 in. A native of equatorial Africa, these parrots may live for 40–60 years in captivity, although their mean lifespan in the wild is shorter, about 23 years.
These parrots are one of the most popular avian pets, prized for these ability to mimic human speech. Grey parrots are also highly intelligent, as shown in experients:
- Grey parrots perform at the cognitive level of a 4- to 6-year-old human child in some tasks.
- The parrots can learn number sequences and can associate human voices with those humans’ faces.
- Dr. Irene Pepperberg‘s work with Alex the parrot showed his ability to learn over 100 words, differentiating between objects, colors, materials, and shapes.
- A recent study found that Grey parrots possess probabilistic reasoning, being able to make inferences about a sample based on information from a population. (Journal of Comparative Psychology)
Researchers have put African Grey Parrots through all kinds of intelligence tests. Baba Mail has one such test — a 12-question test that you’ll have to answer at least 10 of the questions correctly to outsmart African Grey Parrots.
Take this hint seriously:
Pay close attention to the photos in each question and try to memorize everything you see.
To take the quiz, click here.
How did you do?
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