Don’t be fooled at the constant chirping of those little birds. They’re smarter than you and a possibility lies that they’re more talented than we humans can be! These facts will blow your mind and leave you amused. Yes, you read it right!
The “Carrier pigeon,” can be trained to fly between two specific points by placing their food at one location and their nest at another. This method has been used since time immemorial to deliver messages, but German apothecary Julius Neubronner took it a step further when he strapped a time-delay camera to a bird and invented pigeon photography, which was tested out for military use in WWI.
A bird called the ‘Whimbrel’ can navigate tropical storms and fly over 30 miles an hour. It has been documented as flying nonstop for over one thousand miles.
A study concluded in 1995 (PMC: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1334394/) proved that pigeons can learn to distinguish between a painting of Monet by one of Picasso. This result indicated that a pigeon’s behaviour is controlled by objects that are depicted from impressionist style of paintings rather than the cubist style of paintings.
Some birds can be trained to speak. Yes! We’re talking about parrots. An African grey parrot is known to have learned a vocabulary of over 100 words and labels of more than 35 objects.
Mockingbirds, Parrots, Cockatoos and Parakeets amongst other species can imitate sounds ranging from a frog’s croak to a dog barking. Isn’t that interesting?