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Toolmaking Crows

Toolmaking Crows

Author: Trevor Quirk/Friday, December 20, 2019/Categories: natural history, birds

The IUK's Royal Society's Biology Letters documentmented the curious use of tools by the New Caledonian crow, as reported by the CS Monitor.Other animals and birds, are known to use tools, but these crows are distinct in that the bird manufactures the tools it uses to forage for prey like larvae and insects. The tool is hook-like, usually constructed by cutting a small branch at two key points.The team of UK researchers captured the hunting behavior of the crows by attaching tiny cameras to their tail feathers, which is how this amazing video was produced. A video shows how clever these birds really are.

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