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hamradio:
Viewers of the accompanying video might initially wonder why the person doesn't just give the cockatoo its nuts, rather than make the poor bird work painstakingly for its meal. But what's astonishing is that the bird, a captive-bred Goffin's cockatoo named Figaro, possesses the skills to craft a tool, and use it to achieve its objective.
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http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/blog/40256/in+a+first+cockatoo+recorded+crafting+and+using+tools+to+obtain+nuts/

mouser:
Great find ham, love it!  :-*

Deozaan:
Viewers of the accompanying video might initially wonder why the person doesn't just give the cockatoo its nuts, rather than make the poor bird work painstakingly for its meal. But what's astonishing is that the bird, a captive-bred Goffin's cockatoo named Figaro, possesses the skills to craft a tool, and use it to achieve its objective.
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http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/blog/40256/in+a+first+cockatoo+recorded+crafting+and+using+tools+to+obtain+nuts/
-hamradio (November 09, 2012, 12:48 PM)
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"The YouTube account associated with this video has been terminated due to multiple third-party notifications of copyright infringement."

EDIT: Found it here, too: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/20170195

mouser:

mouser:
Keep in mind he's not just using a twig someone put in his mouth -- he actually goes and breaks off twigs and cuts them down to size so that he can use them for this task.

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