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Quantifying the sociality of wild tool-using New Caledonian crows through an animal-borne technology

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New Caledonian crows (NC crows; Corvus moneduloides) are the most prolific avian tool-users and crafters, using up to three unique tool types derived from numerous plant materials. Since the discovery that wild populations of NC crows use and manufacture different tools in different locations with no measured environmental correlates to these distributions, the process by which NC crows acquire their tool-oriented behavior has been investigated. Two major findings were discovered ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Oxford college:
Somerville College
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Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK

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