PARROTS have proved they are clever as well as pretty after using their creative bird-brains
to make tools from unfamiliar materials.
George Osborne's makeover, Ed Miliband trying to eat a bacon butty, Peter Andre's Iceland ads, Vladimir Putin's name on the shortlist for the Nobel Peace Prize, Michael Buerk heading into jungle with D-list celebs after slagging off TV for being filled with "pneumatic bird-brains
, daytime airheads and vacuous D-list celebrities", Prince Charles sporting 30 medals on his chest heading for a function, Simon Cowell walking through a street at night with no shirt on, and the Sydney siege selfie-takers.
Quite incredible when you think of the reputation these 'bird-brains
' have for being stupid.
Crows are no bird-brains
. Behavioral biologists have even called them "feathered primates" because the birds make and use tools, are able to remember large numbers of feeding sites, and plan their social behavior according to what other members of their group do.
Among the examples of bird-brains
was a story of vultures in Zimbabwe who waited by a minefield for animals to be blown up.
THIS chirpy chick isn't doing a very good job of dismissing the myth that all models are bird-brains
. The caged stunner flew down the catwalk at Clotheshow Live to model one of the wackier creations.
Those shallow bird-brains
who substitute for real life an ongoing round of glamorous parties and shoulder-rubbing with celebs now have their very own list to consult when faced with the ardous task of choosing who to invite to achieve the most vividrefl ected glory.
at the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds have banned the use of the word "cock" as applied to the male species, in case it causes offence.