Crows complete basic 'Aesop's fable' task (w/ video)
New Caledonian crows may understand how to displace water to receive a reward, with the causal understanding level of a 5-7 year-old child, according to results published March 26, 2014, in the open access ...
Crows do not plan their clever tricks
New Caledonian crows can spontaneously solve problems without planning their actions, a study published today in Proceedings of the Royal Society B reveals.
Why clever crow is no bird brain
Biologists on Tuesday said they had figured out how the New Caledonian crow, a bird famed for using tools, does its party trick.
The original Twitter? Tiny electronic tags monitor birds' social networks
(Phys.org)—If two birds meet deep in the forest, does anybody hear? Until now, nobody did, unless an intrepid biologist was hiding underneath a bush and watching their behavior, or the birds happened to ...
Study shows crows able to infer actions of hidden agent
Mapping the social networking of birds
(Phys.org)—A team, led by researchers at the Universities of St Andrews and Washington, used novel radio-transmitters to study the social networks of New Caledonian crows, a species renowned for using sophisticated ...
Crows show advanced learning abilities
New Caledonian crows have, in the past, distinguished themselves with their advanced tool using abilities. A team of researchers from the University of Auckland and the University of Cambridge have now shown ...
New study of crows and parrots highlights different types of intelligence
New Caledonian crows' use of tools innovative, clever
In a new study, scientists have recorded a breed of crow using tools, such as sticks, in multiple ways.
Foraging for fat: Crafty crows use tools to fish for nutritious morsels
Researchers from the Universities of Oxford and Exeter have used CSI-style analysis to reveal the huge benefits conferred on New Caledonian crows through tool use. Their results give hard evidence of the huge ...
Crows demonstrate their cleverness with tools (w/ Video)
Wild crows reveal tool skills
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study using motion sensitive video cameras has revealed how New Caledonian crows use tools in the wild, Oxford University scientists report.
Crows can use 'up to three tools'
(PhysOrg.com) -- New experiments by Oxford University scientists reveal that New Caledonian crows can spontaneously use up to three tools in the correct sequence to achieve a goal, something never before observed ...