Bert and Ernie, and Bernice

Here we have a clip that not only clearly demonstrates the intellectual capabilities of the pigeon, but also our propensity towards being the most excellent board game players. Cheers to Bert and Ernie for spotting that potential in Bernice.

Check it out:

Following her success at checkers (much to their annoyance, she subsequently thrashed Bert and Ernie several times), Bernice went on to master the art of both chess, and mahjong, and is still considered to be one of the most successful gaming pigeons of all time.

Cheers for sending me the link, Jenny! Nice one.

July 29, 2009. Uncategorized.


  1. Canaduck replied:

    Hahaha that is so adorable. Thanks for the update on Bernice, Brian–I’m glad to know she ended up doing so well.

  2. Becci replied:

    Oops, last commenter was me. 🙂

  3. pigeonblog replied:

    Canaduck slash Becci: Oh yes. Shame she wasn’t more of a looker! I would. Love a pigeon with a brain on her.
    Your pal

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