*takes breath mint before skyping*
ALRIGHT LISTEN UP TUMBLR
SEE THIS BIRD HERE?
this bird is a new new caledonian crow
AND this “bird brain” may be the most intelligent animal on earth.
oh what’s that you say? what about the other intelligent animals?
Great apes? take a back seat
cu’z this Corvid shows behaviors not even seen in either of those fools!
Not only does this motherfucker use tools,have complex problem solving skills and pass on its learned skills to other crows
but, it also makes its own tools
yeah you read that right!
THEY MAKE TOOLS
yeah you see that little hook right there?
WELL a crow cut and preened that twig to have that hook, so it can use it to hook grubs out of holes in trees!
Do You know what other animal is documented to take items in their surroundings and modify them to improve their productivity?
well that would be right
BECAUSE NOT EVEN CHIMPANZEES HAVE BEEN DOCUMENTED TO HAVE THIS SKILL.
oh wait but that’s not all!
These bird also modify leaves as tools, but depending on the individual groups(murders)
they will create the tools in different ways
yeah that’s right!
these crows develop tools for similar jobs differently depending on their social groups
do you know what that can be compared to?
these birds have CULTURE!!!
oh but THAT’S NOT ALL FOLKS!
its believed that these birds improve the efficiency of their tools over time and generations MEANING THEY IMPROVE ON THEIR DESIGN IN ORDER TO PROBLEM SOLVE MORE EFFICIENTLY.
So? we got all that?
new caledonian crows:
Are complex problem solvers and can solve problems that consist of more than one part to reach a reward.
(this feathery fiend here just finished solving an 8 part puzzle to get his snack!)
They share learned skills and knowledge with other crows in their social group
they also modify sticks and leaves in order to create better tools!
and each group has its own method for creating tools and the ability to adapt tools over time to make them more effective!
SO TELL ME AGAIN WHY “BIRD BRAIN" IS AN INSULT?
sources and other cool stuff about these corvids:
Just a reminder:the natural diet of these birds is BONES. Not just bone marrow; actual bone shards. They pick up huge freaking bones from carcasses and drop them onto rocks until they get spiky pieces and then they swallow them. Their stomach acid dissolves bone.
look me in the eye and tell me that’s not a fucking dragon
And they aren’t naturally red like that. That’s self-applied makeup. They find the reddest earth they can to work into their feathers as a status symbol.
And they don’t scavenge other parts of carcases, just the bones. 85-90% of their diet is exclusively bone. Hence why it’s only a myth that these birds would just pick up whole lambs and carry them off. It’s not true, but in German they’re still called Lämmergeier as a result.
I DIDN’T KNOW THEY FUCKING PAINT THEMSELVES HOLY SHIT
holy shit that’s badass
Anonymous asked color-palettes:
Color Theory-Challenged Anon here again. What I meant to say was that I’ve read on color theory and I know about the complimentary colors, color wheel, color harmony, saturation, etc. I understand all of that, but I can’t seem to apply it for some…
SPREAD THE DAMN WORD
THAT WAS COOL
My hands are too small to do this effectively.
I wish I wasn’t iPod
if you’re on ipod you just hold down the reblog button
I felt a point needed to be made.
u could have easily made this point w/o using gendered slurs thanks
um excuse u there is nothing wrong is liking hollyleaf
can I make a piont?: well people often like characters whos reactions are complex not simply based on weather the reaction was right are wrong.
The fact that hollyleaf did things that are morally wrong made her interesting as it created conflict in her character as she was one of the few cats that wanted to be seen as morally right.
that’s just my opinion and I’m actually not much of a fan of hollyleaf and like Stonefur’s character a lot, but i thought it should be said, just because stonefur’s actions where more wholesome and good does not necessarily make him an interesting character (the fact that he was a cool ass kitty with a just attitude who stood up to tigerstar does though.)