Tagged: New Caledonian crows

New Caledonian crows smart enough to plan three steps ahead to solve tricky problem - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 08, 2019

Alex Taylor, University of Auckland My ideas about animal behaviour were turned upside down in 2002 when I watched Betty, a New Caledonian crow, fashion a hook from a piece of wire and use it to pull a small container with meat from a tube. Betty’s behaviour captivated scientists because it seemed so creative: there was no … Read More

Crow man - Infrequently Asked Questions

Lynley Hargreaves Apr 09, 2014

Gavin Hunt was researching his PhD in New Caledonia, looking into the plight of a flightless endemic bird called the kagu, when he first spotted the local crows. Now, four Marsden grants later, one of these clever crows has over a million hits on youtube and the research is helping us understand how early humans may have learned to make … Read More