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Hawaiian Crow discovery led by YAS Member Dr Christian Rutz

By 21st September 2016 No Comments

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An international team of  scientist led by Christian Rutz MYAS (St Andrews University) has made a fascinating discovery about a rare Hawaiian crow.  The endangered Alalā is an advanced tool-user according to the teams’ recent cover story in the leading journal Nature.

Dr Rutz has previously studied another too-using crow species, the New Caledonian crow, which was until recently regarded as a fascintating anomoly by researchers. The discovery of the Alalā’s very similar- but seperately evolved- abilities raising the exciting possibility that other, less-studied species of crow might also be tool-users.

For more information about this discovery, please visit the study in Nature, or this article at the University of St Andrews website.