Bird Brains to Crow About


The corvids — a group including crows, magpies, jackdaws, rooks, ravens and jays – have long been reputed among the cleverest of birds. A recent BBC News feature on the tool-using behavior of rooks is a fascinating example. In “Clever Rooks Repeat Ancient Fable”, a series of three short videos and supporting text, the point is amply illustrated. The article includes links to three further intriguing short videos, here, here and here.

Published in: on August 6, 2009 at 2:34 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. See also Clever Rooks Have a Sense of Gravity in New Scientist.

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