“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.

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.