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Which bird is smarter? A pelican or a turtle?

  1. Fritz Isaacs profile image79
    Fritz Isaacsposted 3 years ago

    I am trying to figure out which one is smarter. I observe these animals daily on the bay.

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      Motown2Chitownposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Um...have you been observing them long enough to know that a turtle isn't a bird?

      big_smile

      1. wilderness profile image93
        wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I've heard of chicken wings and even buffalo wings, but turtle wings?  Are they part of the shell or flippers?

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          Motown2Chitownposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I'm thinking the flippers might be meatier.  smile

          1. wilderness profile image93
            wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Yes, but if shell they would be more rigid, more like a plane.  Could the flying turtles be using jet propulsion?  Maybe like a squid or octopus?

            I can see them now, giant sea turtles, "porpoising" through the air in an upside down motion and dipping into the sea for more water for the jet every 100' or so.

      2. Fritz Isaacs profile image79
        Fritz Isaacsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Haha, yes, sorry for the typo. I meant a turtledove.

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          Motown2Chitownposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          It was fun to read.  No hard feelings, for sure. smile

  2. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago

    Are you talking about a turtledove?
    Pelicans and Turtledoves are very different in size, diet, habit and in other ways, so it may depend on how you measure intelligence,

    1. Fritz Isaacs profile image79
      Fritz Isaacsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Excuse me, yes, I meant a turtledove.

  3. Kathryn L Hill profile image87
    Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago

    If they are able to survive with the skills Nature gave them, they are both smart in their own ways. It would hurt their feelings if they knew you were comparing them. shhh… (And a turtle would feel a little insulted to be called a bird.)

 
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