[UNCLASSIFIED]pre-European bowers

Subject: [UNCLASSIFIED]pre-European bowers
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2005 16:42:59 +1000
It sure does. And I think we had this conversation about 2 years ago on COG 
list. Tool use was thought to be a unique characteristic of Humans, until it 
was found in chimps, then in gorillas and orang utans, then in Ravens, and 
Darwins finches, etc

The more you look the more you find. It is still amazing in its own right.
Benj Whitworth

-----Original Message-----
From: Phyl Goddard  
Sent: Tuesday, 30 August 2005 4:37 PM
To: 'Carol Probets'; 
Subject: pre-European bowers

Thanks Carol.  So if SBBs use moss and sticks as paint brushes, does that make 
them tool-users?  David Attenborough makes much of what he calls 'tool-makers' 
in his Life of Birds (TV and book), mentioning two species only, one of which 
is the Galapagos woodpecker finch: he says its use of a cactus spine to prise 
out grubs has 'brought the bird world-wide fame'.

Phyl Goddard

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