Rooks are corvids, as are crows, ravens, jays, and magpies – al known for their exceptional intelligence.
From Wildlife Extra:
Are rooks one of our most intelligent birds? A survey has just been launched to find out
Studies done with rooks in the lab have shown that they are extremely intelligent and able to solve complex puzzles using objects and teamwork.
However, apart from their social behaviour, little is known about the behaviour of them in the wild, and especially in gardens.
Anecdotal evidence sugests that rooks can quickly learn to how to unhook feeders in order to drop them on the ground, or how to pull up food dangling by a string with their feet, but the BTO want to know more.
To achieve this the BTO is running a Garden…
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