An international team lead by scientists from the University of St. Andrews in United Kingdom have discovered that the critically-endangered Hawaiian Crow, or locally known as Alalā, is a highly proficient tool user.
It seems like living in the urban jungle has given birds street smarts, too, according to researchers from the McGill University in Quebec, Canada.
A recent study on Eurasian Siskins proves that smaller birds prefer to travel in groups like their larger counterparts, swans, geese and crows.
Crows are frequently observed gathering around dead comrades. When researchers from the University of Washington investigated this behavior they found the crafty birds understand much about death and the threat of death by predators, not only reacting to their fallen brethren but also avoiding areas or things they deem dangerous.
New Caledonian crows were caught on camera for the first time making innovative hook foraging tools in the wild.
A seal riding atop a humpback whale – like this photo from Eden, New South Wales, shows illustrates an extremely rare occurence but other animals routinely help each other out.
New Caledonian crows exhibit social learning, emulating each other in order to properly use tools made out of Pandanus leaves.
It turns out that crows favor the left or right side of their beak just like humans favor their left or right hand when holding tools. This draws even more intriguing parallels between the clever black birds and humans. However, according to a new study, this may have a lot more to do with bird eyes than "handedness."
Crows have long been considered highly intelligent animals, but now new research shows that they're even smarter than we thought and can actually think rationally, just like humans.
Crows, while they may look dimwitted, may in fact be resourceful problem solvers and smarter than the average first grader, a new study indicates.
A new study by Uppsala University found that crows like to select mates that look like themselves, but that this behavior may be rooted in their genetic makeup, revealing a likely common evolutionary path that allows for separating populations into novel species.