Kyabram Free Press

Who’s a clever birdie?


A Kyabram couple can now vouch for why crows and ravens are recognised as being the world’s most intelligen­t birds.

At the weekend the Kyabramite­s witnessed a discarded rock-hard bread crust on their front lawn being picked up by a crow, which immediatel­y took it and dipped it in a nearby birdbath to make it soft and a whole lot easier to swallow.

Crows are known to place hard-shelled nuts on roadways to allow vehicles to crush them, thus making it easier to get to the nut.

Some have even worked out to avoid being run over on busy roads they actually drop the nuts on pedestrian crossings so they can pick up the crushed nuts when the lights turn green.

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