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Tool use to crow about

Birds reveal a capacity for manipulating sticks and stones to acquire food in experimental tasks

2:30pm, August 6, 2009

Crows have an unspoken motto: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but they sure can come in handy. Two new studies unveil the ability of at least some crows to use tools in sophisticated ways, without training, to obtain food.

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