Known by many amateur ornithologists to be clever birds, corvids; including rooks, crows, ravens, magpies and jays are continuing to impress. A recent article published on the BBC website (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8023295.stm)summarises their cognitve abilites known to date. The avian cognition group led by Professor Nicola Clayton and Dr. Nathan Emery have a number of exciting articles coming to press in the near future. Watch this space!
Further news coverage:
Rooks show intelligence to rival chimpanzees in tests with tools, The Times (26.05.09)