Critically Endangered Hawaiian Crows Build First Nest in Decades

Birds are building nests everywhere this spring, but for a pair of critically endangered crows in Hawaii it’s an especially big deal – it’s the first time they’ve made one in the wild in 20 years. The ‘Alalā was once widespread throughout Hawaii, but a combination of threats ranging from habitat loss, disease and non-native […]

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Hawaiian crow could help us learn about evolutionary origins of tool-using behavior

Hawaiian crow could help us learn about evolutionary origins of tool-using behavior

There are only a handful of bird species known to use tools for foraging in the wild, and now the ‘Alalā, or Hawaiian crow, can be counted as one of them. According to a study published in the journal Nature this week, the New Caledonian crow (Corvus moneduloides), which inhabits only the main island of the […]

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