The term ‘bird-brained’ may require a rethink after some clever Cockatoos were filmed making and using tools in a laboratory in Austria.
The birds was given a small flat piece of wood after being placed in front of a cage containing a nut.
The feathered friends first tried to get the nut with the wood, which was far too large for the job and couldn’t fit through the gaps in the cage. It was a savvy cockatoo called Fiagro who first realised something smaller was needed, and began to craft smaller sticks . To investigate if other cockatoos could learn this behaviour
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