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dc.contributor.authorRutz, Christian
dc.contributor.authorSugasawa, Shoko
dc.contributor.authorvan der Wal, Jessica Eva Megan
dc.contributor.authorKlump, Barbara Christina
dc.contributor.authorSt Clair, James
dc.identifier.citationRutz , C , Sugasawa , S , van der Wal , J E M , Klump , B C & St Clair , J 2016 , ' Tool bending in New Caledonian crows ' , Royal Society Open Science , vol. 3 , no. 8 , 160439 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 244399720
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84981513599
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0003-4452-1177/work/58531621
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-5187-7417/work/60427564
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000384411000039
dc.descriptionFunded through a BBSRC David Phillips Fellowship (BB/G023913/1 and /2 to C.R.), and three PhD studentships (JASSO to S.S.; University of St Andrews to J.v.d.W.; BBSRC and University of St Andrews to B.K.).en
dc.description.abstract‘Betty’ the New Caledonian crow astonished the world, when she ‘spontaneously’ bent straight pieces of garden wire into hooked foraging tools. Recent field experiments have revealed that tool bending is part of the species’ natural behavioural repertoire, providing important context for interpreting Betty’s iconic wire-bending feat. More generally, this discovery provides a compelling illustration of how natural history observations can inform lab-based research into the cognitive capacities of non-human animals.
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dc.rightsCopyright 2016 The Authors. Published by the Royal Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, provided the original author and source are credited.en
dc.subjectComparative cognitionen
dc.subjectCorvus moneduliodesen
dc.subjectTool useen
dc.subjectQH301 Biologyen
dc.subjectQL Zoologyen
dc.titleTool bending in New Caledonian crowsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Biologyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Centre for Social Learning & Cognitive Evolutionen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Centre for Biological Diversityen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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