“Bird brain solves math problem”

You have heard of the expression the “Early Bird gets the worm”
Well these rooks relatives of the Crow have used their problem solving skills to get the worm. They are able to estimate and drop enough pebbles into a tall vial of water to raisse the water level enough to get the worm floating on the water’s surface. Are they smarter than the average first grader?
Check out the video below.

Resources

Excerpts courtesy of   Current Biology: http://www.cell.com/current-biology/home
Excerpts courtesy of Aol.com News.aol.com/article/bird-experiment-shows-aesops-fable-may
Videos of the rooks: http://www.youtube.com/cellpressvideo

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