Baffling Questions about the Ethiopian Bush Crow

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Why would a smart and adaptable bird that eats almost anything and can survive happily in even the most heavily degraded habitats, have a world range so small it would fit comfortably inside Norfolk?

That question has baffled and confused scientists ever since the Ethiopian bush crow’s peculiarly restricted distribution was discovered back in the 1930s.

But now, after researching the exact location of the birds and their nests in southern Ethiopia, a team of problem-solving, Sherlock Holmes-style scientists have unravelled the mystery. And the answer is elementary.

Ethiopian Bushcrow (Zavattariornis stresemanni) – Photo by Aarne Lahti

Read full article, which was written and published by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), a registered charity: England and Wales no. 207076, Scotland no. SC037654

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