How City Birds Evolved to Be Smarter Than Rural Birds

Living among humans favours fearless problem-solvers interested in new things. That’s how city birds get smarter

Aeon Magazine
Apr 19, 2018 · 18 min read
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By Menno Schilthuizen

A crumbling concrete wall, a ramp and a vast expanse of asphalt on which identical silvery-grey sedans are slowly circling and zigzagging…