Want better video quality? Sign in to access HD streaming!


Want to watch better-quality PBS Video? Sign in to access HD streaming!

When you sign in, you'll become a PBS Insider and we'll share your contact information with your local PBS station. You may receive updates to help you stay connected with what's happening online and in your community. Privacy Policy


NOVA Inside Animal Minds: Bird Genius

  • Aired: 04/09/2014
  • 00:29
  • Expires: 03/31/2015
  • Rating: NR
Today, researchers are discovering that some creatures have mastered skills purportedly restricted to humans. Many are bird brains. Meet a cockatoo with a talent for picking locks; a wild crow on a mission to solve an eight-step puzzle; and a tame raven who can solve a puzzle box so quickly that his performance has to be captured with high-speed photography.
Embed Options
Close ×
NOVA Inside Animal Minds: Bird Genius
NOVA Inside Animal Minds: Bird Genius
Search for the secrets of problem-solving bird brains.
Please copy this text to your clipboard.
Problems Playing Video ?
PBS Anywhere - funder area
Related Links:


Watch videos from your favorite PBS KIDS shows with the PBS KIDS Video app for your tablet or phone.

Downton Abbey Collection

Bring home the complete collection: DVDs, Blu-rays, books, gifts and more. Visit ShopPBS.


Pioneer Public Television helps all of us explore new worlds and ideas. Give Now