Crows Bend Twigs Into Tools to Find Food

October 4th, 2007 in Biology /
Crows Bend Twigs Into Tools to Find Food (AP)
In this undated photo provided by the journal Science, a wild New Caledonian crow is shown tagged with a video camera. The camera lens is protruding through the central tail feathers. Mounting tiny video cameras to the tail feathers of crows, researchers discovered that the birds use a variety of tools to seek food, and even make their own, plucking, smoothing and even bending twigs and grass stems. (AP Photo/Journal Science, Jolyon Troscianko)


In this undated photo provided by the journal Science, a wild New Caledonian crow is shown tagged with a video camera. The camera lens is protruding through the central tail feathers. Mounting tiny video cameras to the tail feathers of crows, researchers discovered that the birds use a variety of tools to seek food, and even make their own, plucking, smoothing and even bending twigs and grass stems. (AP Photo/Journal Science, Jolyon Troscianko)

(AP) -- Mounting tiny video cameras to the tail feathers of crows, researchers discovered that the birds use a variety of tools to seek food, and even make their own tools, plucking, smoothing and bending twigs and grass stems.



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