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Tool-making Birds:-ScienceDaily

PostPosted: May 26th, 2009, 7:30 pm
by wolfhnd
Tool-making Birds: Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention For Clever Rooks

ScienceDaily (May 26, 2009) — Researchers at the Universities of Cambridge and Queen Mary, University of London have found that rooks, a member of the crow family, are capable of using and making tools, modifying them to make them work and using two tools in a sequence. The results are published on-line this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

"This finding is remarkable because rooks do not appear to use tools in the wild, yet they rival habitual tools users such as chimpanzees and New Caledonian crows when tested in captivity," said Chris Bird, the lead author of the study. ... 173540.htm