Tuesday, June 11, 2013

In Japan, even crows understand traffic rules!!

Crows have become highly skilled at adapting to urban environments. In a Japanese city, Carrion Crows have discovered how to eat nuts that they usually find too hard to tackle. One method is to drop the nuts from height on to a hard road in the hope of cracking it. Some nuts are particularly tough, so the crows drop the nuts among the traffic. That leaves the problem of eating the bits without getting run over, so some birds wait by pedestrian crossings and collect the cracked nuts when the lights turn red.

1 comment:

Narendra Kumar S.S said...

Somebody mentioned that Crows even take grudges against humans. Here is a link about that:
http://www.animalintelligence.org/2007/04/06/crows-smart-enough-to-hold-a-grudge/