Crow-Cam Reveals Tool Use

A research team led by Christian Rutz of the University of Oxford mounted tiny cameras on the tails of crows to study their behavior in the wild. The study found that crows use tools (sticks, leaves, blades of grass) more extensively than previously thought. Crows were even observed carrying their favorite tool from place to place! Of course, now crows are using cameras to help researchers, too, which is strange enough in itself. Link

Update 10/4/07 by Alex: Here's the video: Link - Thanks Marilyn Terrell!

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Studies also confirmed crows were among the species that could also manufacture and then use tools. A crow fashioned a hook out of a paperclip and used it to retrieve food.

That puts them up there with humans and chimps as one of the very few species that can actually make tools.
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I honestly thought this was photoshoped in, but then I was looking through my local newspaper today and saw the exact same picture. Pretty funny... I don't think the people at the paper saw this though. I got a good laugh out of it though!
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