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rhamphotheca:The Higher the Altitude, the Smarter the Mountain ChickadeeNew research shows that chickadees living at higher, harsher elevations have better problem-solving abilities than their easy-living counterparts. by Jesse GreenspanIs adversity is the best teacher? New research on the effects living in harsh environments on Mountain Chickadee intelligence says yes.Mountain Chickadees that live at higher altitudes, where winters are particularly severe, solve problems much faster than their lower-elevation counterparts. Similar traits have been noticed among Black-capped Chickadees, according to the study, published last week in Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.For the study, lead author Dovid Kozlovsky, a doctoral student at the University of Nevada, Reno.  and his team captured 24 young Mountain Chickadees from the Sagehen Experimental Forest in California. Half of them lived around 1,800 feet above sea level, whereas the other half lived around 2,400 feet above sea level…(read more: Audubon Magazine)photograph: S&D&K Maslokski/FLPA/Minden Pictures: rhamphotheca:The Higher the Altitude, the Smarter the Mountain ChickadeeNew research shows that chickadees living at higher, harsher elevations have better problem-solving abilities than their easy-living counterparts. by Jesse GreenspanIs adversity is the best teacher? New research on the effects living in harsh environments on Mountain Chickadee intelligence says yes.Mountain Chickadees that live at higher altitudes, where winters are particularly severe, solve problems much faster than their lower-elevation counterparts. Similar traits have been noticed among Black-capped Chickadees, according to the study, published last week in Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.For the study, lead author Dovid Kozlovsky, a doctoral student at the University of Nevada, Reno.  and his team captured 24 young Mountain Chickadees from the Sagehen Experimental Forest in California. Half of them lived around 1,800 feet above sea level, whereas the other half lived around 2,400 feet above sea level…(read more: Audubon Magazine)photograph: S&D&K Maslokski/FLPA/Minden Pictures

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