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Tool selectivity in a non-primate, the New Caledonian crow (Corvus moneduloides).

Abstract:

We present an experiment showing that New Caledonian crows are able to choose tools of the appropriate size for a novel task, without trial-and-error learning. This species is almost unique amongst all animal species (together with a few primates) in the degree of use and manufacture of polymorphic tools in the wild. However, until now, the flexibility of their tool use has not been tested. Flexibility, including the ability to select an appropriate tool for a task, is considered to be a hall...

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10.1007/s10071-002-0130-2

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Journal:
Animal cognition
Volume:
5
Issue:
2
Pages:
71-78
Publication date:
2002-06-05
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EISSN:
1435-9456
ISSN:
1435-9448
URN:
uuid:8ca02fab-00de-495f-8f7c-de6d7b82036f
Source identifiers:
209939
Local pid:
pubs:209939

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