Monday, June 27, 2011

Problem Solving: Kea vs. Crow

Researchers from Vienna and Oxford continue to explore the technical skills and innovation of the kea parrot and the New Caledonian crow, arguably the two most intelligent avian species in the world. The shape of the kea's beak makes it impossible for the bird to hold the stick tool straight out in front of it, so the kea must be creative to complete the tasks.

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Read more at :  http://goodnews.ws/blog/2011/06/15/parrots-and-crows-show-their-inventive-side/

The research paper by Alice M. I. Auersperg, Auguste M. P. von Bayern, Gyula K. Gajdon, Ludwig Huber, and Alex Kacelnik can be accessed at:  http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0020231

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