Cockatoos Can Learn From Each Other: You might have seen the video of these sulphur-crested cockatoos (Cacatua galerita), a member of the parrot family, doing what many thought only humans can do: learn from each other. I am impressed, but not surprised by these birds, native to Australia. We have a member of the parrot family living with us, Arya, our beautiful and intelligent cockatiel. The next time someone uses “bird brain” as an insult, consider it a compliment. I will post more on Avian intelligence in the days to come.