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.

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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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