Thursday, January 29, 2015

Our “Feathered Primates”

Crows are famous for their intelligence and inventiveness 
Photo: Felix Moll 
This is the second post in a series on birds and the people who care about them.

Corvids ― the family of birds including ravens, crows and magpies ― are highly intelligent. New Caledonian crows, named after the Pacific islands where they live, are renown for their intelligence and inventiveness. They are the only non-primate species known to fashion tools, such as sticks and hooks, which they use to pick out grubs from logs and branches. Read more here.

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