25 February 2007

Birds again: this time, planning

Not tool-makers, this time, but some scrub-jays have been watched planning ahead to avoid going hungry later. We’re talking strategic planning, too, not just accumulation of a bundle of food.

So... if we have the jays planning ahead, & the crows building tools for them, the expression “take wing” might wind up with more implications in civilised society than it does today. (-:

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