The phrase 'birdbrained' has been bandied about for a good long while now, but after the discovery of this really rather intelligent feathered friend, you may want to reconsider your views on budgerigars' brain size.
Sure, escaping from its home in the Sagamihara district of Yokohama, Tokyo, wasn't the best of ideas, but reciting his owner's address once he'd been found by the police? Now that's a clever bird.
The budgie in question first flew from his cage to a nearby hotel, where a helpful stranger handed him over to the police and the bird began to
"We had not expected his owner to be identified in this manner," said one policeman involved, reports The Daily Telegraph. To be honest, we'd be more surprised if they had been expecting it, but that's by the by.
Now the 64-year-old owner has been reunited with his beloved bird, explaining that he'd taught his prized pet his full address in case of just this eventuality.
Of course, this isn't the first time an animal has been spotted behaving like a human - as this video gallery emphatically proves...