Just the same as it is often demonstrated in the human world, a recent study published by UC Berkley found strong conscientiousness among birds and other critters in the animal kingdom. Characteristics such as cleanliness, pride in appearance and friendliness are undoubtedly admiral traits to find in any good friend or accomplice and apparently the same can be said among birds.
Studying over 4,000 behavioural studies, psychologists Mikel Delgado and Frank Sulloway tracked admiral attributes such as industriousness, neatness, tenacity, cautiousness and self-discipline across birds and other animals as part of their study.
What they found was astounding and remarkably similar to much of our day-to-day behaviours and interactions as humans. In studying a number of bird species as well as insects, reptiles, and fish, they found that those that exhibit characteristics such as hard work, attention to detail and doing the right thing had evolutionary benefits. Those exhibiting these types of characteristics were found to have an easier time attracting mates, procreating and keeping would-be predators at bay.