Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/trivia/which-plant-has-evolved-to-repel-mammals-but-attracts-birds/
Think you know the answer?
In Trivia, always, if you don't know the answer, choose the one you've heard the least of (Chile Peppers, in this case). Chances are that you will be right.
Great suggestion about the bird feeder. I'll have to tell my grandpa. He's always having trouble with those pesky squirrels.
I'm not too sure about birds not being able to taste. I used to have a parrot. It was very clear he had favorite foods. How would this have been possible if he couldn't taste? Perhaps their taste buds are different and taste things differently and peppers don't bother them the same as us.
The article never said birds don't have a sense of taste. They just aren't as sensitive to capsaicin as mammals are.
You're right... guess I should have that second cup of coffee before posting.
Ok, just to be geeky, we need to also be pedantic: Chili's are fruit, not vergetables. They are the product or flowers and bear the seeds of the plant. That makes them fruit. Just like tommatoes and pumkins.