Crows and Ravens, Breaking News

The New Caledonian Crows are at it again. This time they quickly figured out how to use a short stick which was too short to reach a piece of food to reach a long stick which was long enough to reach the food. They used not one tool but two. And usually on the first try. This, according to scientists, was reasoning of a type that we’ve always believed only humans and great apes could accomplish.

The article is at the BBC web site here and has a video of a Crow getting the food.

For our earlier posts in the Crows and Ravens series, look here and here and here and here.

One Response to “Crows and Ravens, Breaking News”

  1. tathyract Says:

    I am now doubtful that the complexity of a bird species’ calls is a measure of that bird species’ intelligence.

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