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Posted by: atowhee | April 16, 2019

BITTERSWEET

The Hawaiian Crow is a tool use.  Yes, the Alala can use an avian icepick to get want it wants from a crevice or hole.

Sadly these birds are mostly in captivity because people have infested their native habitat with cats, cat poop and its accompanying toxoplasmosis–all three are fatal to the crow which evolved long ago on the islands where the only mammals were in the Pacific Ocean, not in the forest.  Well, that’s not quite true…there is the Hawaiian Hoary Bat.

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