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Selection of tool diameter by New Caledonian crows Corvus moneduloides.

Abstract:

One important element of complex and flexible tool use, particularly where tool manufacture is involved, is the ability to select or manufacture appropriate tools anticipating the needs of any given task-an ability that has been rarely tested in non-primates. We examine aspects of this ability in New Caledonian crows-a species known to be extraordinary tool users and manufacturers. In a 2002 study, Chappell and Kacelnik showed that these crows were able to select a tool of the appropriate len...

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10.1007/s10071-003-0202-y

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Journal:
Animal cognition
Volume:
7
Issue:
2
Pages:
121-127
Publication date:
2004-04-05
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EISSN:
1435-9456
ISSN:
1435-9448
URN:
uuid:7ba27503-a18f-4e0a-bbe8-424722d8abdf
Source identifiers:
209249
Local pid:
pubs:209249

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