Problem Solving by Kea and New Caledonian Crows

Author: Auersperg A, von Bayern A, Gajdon G, Huber L, Kacelnik A
License: Attribution 2.5 Generic (CC BY 2.5)…

This ‘Kea-crow suite movie’ shows both species, kea (Nestor notabilis) and New Caledonian crows (Corvus moneduloides), employing all four different solutions of the Multi Access Box apparatus: string, ball, stick and window. The video illustrates the techniques used to employ the fourth and final solution of the two animals, the kea Kermit and the crow Uek, that mastered all tasks: the crow Uek uses a tool to poke the reward off its platform after opening the window solution and the kea Kermit uses a complex multi step technique to insert the stick tool into the appropriate opening (as described in detail in the results section).

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  1. Lol that last one was like "I dont need that stick boie"