Can birds count?

   Can birds count? Your first guess may be 'no', but a new study suggests otherwise. The study shows a New Zealand robin appearing to be able to count mealworms in a dish. While the robin was nearby watching a person drop two worms into the dish, and then secretly sliding a false bottom over one of the worms, the robin would take the first worm, and then fly back, seemingly searching for the second worm. Check out the video over at  the NY Times website.

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A New Zealand Robin*


* Photo by Craig Nash, Wikimedia Commons