Urban Birds Have Big Brains
“City dwelling birds have larger brains relative to their body size, according to scientists.”
So says the lead in this BBC News article, which references a recent study done by researchers from the Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala, Sweden and the Donana Biological Station, Seville, Spain. And, no, urban birds’ brains aren’t growing. It’s that birds with bigger brains are more likely to be able to adapt to urban life and all of its challenges.