'Amazing Raven intelligence': Cool Birds...

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Isn’t it fascinating that we are surrounded by these smart birds in our everyday lifes? I always suspected that these birds are somewhat clever, but apparently they are capable of complex problem-solving:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrYPm6DD44M

I mean, give this task to any dog or cat and see what happens then…

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16 May, 2010
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jane said:

Sorry...cannot access clip,but do know that all members of the crow family are highly intelligent.Please can you explain the task the ravens were given ?

17 May, 2010
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guitar said:

hi Jane, sure: They were faced with an experimental setting in which a U-shaped pipe was filled with water. On top of the one end, there was some food floating on top and it was just impossible for them to reach. The experimenters placed 5 'stones' nearby this U-shaped pipe, some hidden in the bushes. The birds then went on and placed the stones into the other end of the pipe so that the floating food on the other end raised with the raising water level. Amazing!

17 May, 2010
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jane said:

Ah...now have read about that not so long ago.Verrry clever.Highly intelligent birds....also read of the crows which,when scavenging for food by the side of a busy road,learnt how to wait for the traffic lights to turn red before stepping out ! Amazing !

22 May, 2010
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sixpence said:

Yes very clever, but they were trained it said at the end.

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