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    Clever little parrot

    Heard of birds using bits of twigs to poke out ants etc. but this one is actually making the tools:

    Cockatoos proven able to create tools - BBC News
    bloggoth

    If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
    John Wayne (My guru, not to be confused with my beloved prophet Jeremy Clarkson)

    #2
    Bah! How can you lot not be interested in little parrots?
    bloggoth

    If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
    John Wayne (My guru, not to be confused with my beloved prophet Jeremy Clarkson)

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      #3
      Originally posted by xoggoth View Post
      Bah! How can you lot not be interested in little parrots?
      I've heard it said that Mr MM likes a cockatoo if that helps?

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        #4
        New Overlords?

        I for one welcome them.

        Birds are actually pretty smart, Grudge-Holding Crows Pass on Their Anger to Family and Friends - 80beats : 80beats

        Crows actually have grudges. Bastards tell their friends you didn't feed them or threw bread at them, so remember to be nice - they're smarter than me at least!

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          #5
          In New Zealand they have Kea, which are large parrots. They are scarily intelligent. They are very good at stealing food from humans, they watch humans intently to mimic some of our behaviour and have been filmed using tools.

          It's quite unnerving being in an area with them as you know they are watching your every move...
          Last edited by SueEllen; 10 December 2016, 23:41.
          "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

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            #6
            Originally posted by henryhooverville View Post
            I for one welcome them.

            Birds are actually pretty smart, Grudge-Holding Crows Pass on Their Anger to Family and Friends - 80beats : 80beats

            Crows actually have grudges. Bastards tell their friends you didn't feed them or threw bread at them, so remember to be nice - they're smarter than me at least!
            I like Henry Hoover and friends.
            "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

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              #7
              Originally posted by SueEllen View Post
              I like Henry Hoover and friends.

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                #8
                Crows actually have grudges
                Alfred Hitchcock warned us about that. I'd better stop knocking on the window to scare off all those Jackdaws that pounce on the bird seed as soon as I put it out.
                bloggoth

                If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
                John Wayne (My guru, not to be confused with my beloved prophet Jeremy Clarkson)

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