Little Raven behaviour
Alan Gillanders <>
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 04:20:43 +0000
It is an interesting example of birds displaying a theory or mind.
Thanks for sharing.
On 30/04/2017 9:26 AM, David Clark wrote:
> We are staying in the caravan park at Portarlington on the Bellarine
> Peninsula, Victoria, while we are between permanent homes.
> This morning, as I was making breakfast, I was watching several birds
> foraging on the recently vacated sites near our camp. A Little Raven found
> something that looked a bit like half a sausage. It carried the object about
> 10 metres, placed it on the ground, excavated a small hole, put the object in
> the hole, then carefully covered it with tufts of grass that it plucked. The
> Raven then continued foraging.
> A Magpie Lark discovered the object and began pecking at the tufts of grass.
> The Raven then returned and began re-arranging the tufts. This attracted the
> attention of a Silver Gull and the Raven retrieved the object, walked a few
> metres away and began eating it. When the Silver Gull flew off, the Raven
> carried the object to a patch of slightly longer grass and hid it again.
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