Animal Behavior and Intelligence

A Listmania! list by Alex K. Chen (Simfish InquilineKea) (Redmond, WA)
The list author says: "Note: I probably won't update this as much now. To see more resources, visit what I've collected at http://www.quora.com/What-are-some-good-resources-for-animal-behavior-animal-intelligence-convergent-evolution-of-animal-intelligence?q=resources+animal+behavior

and http://books.google.com/books?uid=109982067040770166048&as_coll=1015&source=gbs_lp_bookshelf_list

This isn't just about intelligence, but about behavior.

Almost all mammals and birds seem to have remarkably similar emotions and behaviors. While some are smarter than others, many are just as aware as others. And they know a lot of things that people don't realize they know.

Google books: http://books.google.com/books?uid=13718804063927505694&as_coll=1015&source=gbs_lp_bookshelf_list

Youtube videos: (I steer clear of anything that might come from operant conditioning)

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=DE906F607CB50BEB

Here are some other thoughts I have:

http://simfishthoughts.wordpress.com/animal-intelligence

And a facebook group: (with more book suggestions)

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=43506898972"
Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence--and Formed a Deep Bond in the Process
1.  Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence--and Formed a Deep Bond in the Process by Irene M. Pepperberg
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Orangutans: Wizards of the Rain Forest
2.  Orangutans: Wizards of the Rain Forest by Anne E. Russon
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The Octopus and the Orangutan: New Tales of Animal Intrigue, Intelligence, and Ingenuity
3.  The Octopus and the Orangutan: New Tales of Animal Intrigue, Intelligence, and Ingenuity by Eugene Linden
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The Parrot's Lament, and Other True Tales of Animal Intrigue, Intelligence,and Ingenuity
4.  The Parrot's Lament, and Other True Tales of Animal Intrigue, Intelligence,and Ingenuity by Eugene Linden
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To Touch a Wild Dolphin: A Journey of Discovery with the Sea's Most Intelligent Creatures
5.  To Touch a Wild Dolphin: A Journey of Discovery with the Sea's Most Intelligent Creatures by Rachel Smolker
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Dolphin Mysteries: Unlocking the Secrets of Communication
6.  Dolphin Mysteries: Unlocking the Secrets of Communication by Kathleen Dudzinski
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Elephant Memories: Thirteen Years in the Life of an Elephant Family
7.  Elephant Memories: Thirteen Years in the Life of an Elephant Family by Cynthia Moss
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The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill: A Love Story . . . with Wings
8.  The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill: A Love Story . . . with Wings by Mark Bittner
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Smiling Bears: A Zookeeper Explores the Behaviour and Emotional Life of Bears
9.  Smiling Bears: A Zookeeper Explores the Behaviour and Emotional Life of Bears by Else Poulsen
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Kea, Bird of Paradox: The Evolution and Behavior of a New Zealand Parrot
10.  Kea, Bird of Paradox: The Evolution and Behavior of a New Zealand Parrot by Judy Diamond
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Animal Talk: Breaking the Codes of Animal Language
11.  Animal Talk: Breaking the Codes of Animal Language by Tim Friend
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The Hidden Life of Deer: Lessons from the Natural World
12.  The Hidden Life of Deer: Lessons from the Natural World by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
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The Great Penguin Rescue: 40,000 Penguins, a Devastating Oil Spill, and the Inspiring Story of the World's Largest Animal Rescue
13.  The Great Penguin Rescue: 40,000 Penguins, a Devastating Oil Spill, and the Inspiring Story of the World's Largest Animal Rescue by Dyan DeNapoli
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In the Company of Crows and Ravens
14.  In the Company of Crows and Ravens by John M. Marzluff
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Radio Tracking and Animal Populations (IGN Outdoor Activities (Plein Air))
15.  Radio Tracking and Animal Populations (IGN Outdoor Activities (Plein Air)) by John M. Marzluff
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The Tribe of Tiger
16.  The Tribe of Tiger by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
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