Biologists have long known the corvid family – it includes crows, ravens, rooks, magpies and jackdaws – to be among the smartest of all birds. Corvids, and other birds, have been seen to solve problems by insight and learn by example, as human children do. On the Pacific island of New Caledonia, crows have demonstrated… Continue reading
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Remarkable tool making ability of the New Caledonian crow
The 7 o’clock news on Radio 4 on Monday, October 7 included an intriguing item, far too short and incomplete, on the remarkable tool making and using capacity of the New Caledonian crow. The item referred to new research by scientists at the University of St Andrews led by Dr Christian Rutz on the crows’… Continue reading →
David Attenborough – Talking to a Great Broadcaster.
Sir David Attenborough is, by common consent, the world’s master wildlife documentary presenter, the last of the great TV communicators whose career began with the birth of the medium in which he works. His latest (October, 2014) series Life Story is as epic and wide ranging as it could possibly be. It tells the story of how… Continue reading →