The term "birdbrain" generally isn't used as a compliment, but in BEAK AND BRAIN: GENIUS BIRDS FROM DOWN UNDER, we meet the feathered prodigies whose smarts defy stereotypes. This memorable hour-long documentary investigates two of the cleverest creatures in animal kingdom: the humorous, agile keas of New Zealand and the steadfast, patient crows of New Caledonia. Keas, the only species of parrot that live in a snowy, mountainous region, enjoy solving puzzles and dismantling small objects. Thousands of miles north in the archipelago of New Caledonia, talented crows produce sets of tools - each of which serves a particular purpose. In the ultimate avian I.Q. test, BEAK AND BRAIN determines which of these species is the smartest - with some funny and surprising results.
Length: 52 minutes