Parrots ‘teach’ tool use to others

11 Sep

Another tool using bird!

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video says about itself:

Cockatoos learn to make and use a tool

2 September 2014

After a lone Goffin cockatoo figured out how to make and use a simple tool, others have learned the same trick by watching him.

From New Scientist about this:

Zoologger: Cockatoos learn to make and use a tool

03 September 2014 by Michael Marshall

Species:Cacatua goffiniana
Habitat: forests and farmland of a few small islands in Indonesia, problem solving like pros

“Drat, I’ve dropped my nut. It’s fallen out of my cage and I can’t reach it through the bars. What to do, what to do…

“Ooh, what’s Figaro up to? He’s got the same problem… He’s got a piece of wood and he’s breaking off a strip from it, oh and now he’s using it to pull the nut back into reach. I’ve got to try that… Right, got the…

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