Little Raven behaviour

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Subject: Little Raven behaviour
From: Alan Gillanders <>
Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 04:20:43 +0000
G'day David,

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.
> Cheers
> David
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