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Bird Brain of Britain

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Presented by Simon King
Who'd have thought garden birds were so clever? All over the country, they've been solving intelligence tests faster than they can be designed. Pulling out matchsticks, working levers, pecking coloured discs, landing on see-saws, pushing ping-pong balls.
This programme sets out to find the brightest bird of all, but also asks 'is this really intelligence?' In the countryside, birds display just as much cleverness in their daily search for food.
All the same, the bird which solves the toughest test of all does show remarkable ingenuity - possibly something more than simply trial and error.
Principal wildlife cameraman SIMON KING
Director ALASTAIR FOTHERGILL Producer MIKE BEYNON BBC Bristol
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Bird Brain of Britain

BBC One London, 7 April 1985 19.45






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