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Kea check out objects to solve tricky tasks – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on September 28th, 2017.

Kea are known for their cleverness and curiosity, but a new study has shown that exploring new objects helps the alpine parrots figure out which to use as tools when faced with a problem. Published in the Royal Society Open Science, the study tested kea and New Caledonian crows by presenting them with a number […]

3 News: Crows expert tool users, research shows

Peter Griffin posted in on April 29th, 2010.

David Farrier reports for 3 News that a study published by a Auckland University researcher has shown New Caledonian crows to be capable of advanced tool use. Parrots and other crows are also more intelligent than generally given credit for, according to the researcher, Dr Gavin Hunt. An excerpt: (read in full here) “In footage […]

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