We see them ever so often, but there’s so much still shrouded in mystery.
The study suggests the crows learn by cultural transmission.
Better late than never: Hawaiian crow is really good at using tools, but they’re also critically endangered.
Who you callin’ bird brain?
The Eurasian Jays are among the most intelligent birds studied thus far by biologists, belong to the corvids, a group of birds that also includes crows. The latter are especially gifted, as they’ve been observed making use of tools, associate faces with behavior and even recognize when a fellow crow has died. Quite crafty fellows. Ravens, which also belong to
We’re inclined to think that gestures are reserved to species which at least possess some kind of articulated limbs. However, scientists have shown that wild ravens purposefully gesture, making it the first time this type of behavior has been observed in the wild except in the closest relatives of humans, primates. Sure, you might argue that you’ve seen your dog
Researchers have concluded that urban dwelling birds forced to adapt and innovate in a concrete environment have a larger brain, relative to their body size. In the process, scientists have found family traits are key to identifying why certain birds thrive in certain European cities, and consequently generally in urban environments. Urban bird achievers include tits, crows, nuthatches and wrens