Members of the species Anser anser domesticus [commonly known as the domestic goose], a species belonging to the Anatinae sub-family of Anseriformes, were observed in a partially artificial environment.
Our results indicate that geese exhibit heretofore-unsuspected behaviors commonly associated with highly sophisticated thinking patterns not usually ascribed to birds, such as waiting for a train, urging partners away from dangerous areas and patrolling boundaries in pairs. This could be interpreted to mean that birds have more highly evolved brains than has been assumed so far, and that the popular derogatory phrase 'bird brain' is at least partially inaccurate.
The Habitat and Research Lab
Doing the Jig
The Proud Artist
Anser anser domesticus Dispute
The Master at Work
The Mallard Research Lab
Scientific Photography by Christina Mallard