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  • n  a person with confused ideas; incapable of serious thought

  • His fancy, his fury, and his fate is to seduce a visiting American showgirl (Florence Henderson), a sunny birdbrain incubated in Wisconsin.
  • Next time, think twice before calling someone a "birdbrain.
  • DIED THOSE FAMILIAR WITH the cognitive skills of African gray parrot Alex will never again use birdbrain as an insult.
News & Articles

  • Cockatoos Smart Enough to Open Complicated Locks
    Getting called a birdbrain might not be such an insult after all. A new study published in the journal PLoS One finds that cockatoos, members of the parrot family, can figure out how to break through several complicated locks to get to a treat.        
    July 5, 2013 - ABC News

  • Irene Pepperberg in USA Today
    Had I known the multitude of practical obstacles and the anti-birdbrain prejudices I would face over the years, I wonder if I might have had second thoughts about the venture,Pepperberg writes in retrospect.

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