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Crows ‘hooked’ on fast food

New Caledonian crows extract prey faster with complex hooked tools.

22 January 2018Research

Crafty crows know what it takes to make a good tool

New study provides surprising insights into how crows manufacture their hooked foraging tools

7 December 2017Research

Britain’s smallest bird affected by cold winters

New analysis methods relate wildlife abundance to weather

15 June 2017Research

Woody Woodpecker laughs in the face of politics

New evidence suggests birds have mastered cooperative living

8 March 2017Research

Tropical crow species is highly skilled tool user

Hawaiian crow joins illustrious club of animal master tool users

14 September 2016Research

Tool-bending birds prompt ‘clever crow’ rethink

Surprising discovery sheds new light on Betty-the-crow’s iconic wire-bending feat

10 August 2016Research

Birds learn about nest building from watching others they know

They ignore the advice of strangers

23 March 2016Research

“Goth” parrots join exclusive tool-using elite

New evidence discovered of skills in parrots

16 December 2015Research

When crows connect

Scientists explore how tool-use skills might spread among New Caledonian crows

4 November 2015Research

Weaverbirds sign their valentines

St Andrews scientists have used computer-aided texture analysis to reveal signature patterns in nests designed to attract females

17 June 2015Research