If you regularly get Rooks in your garden and want to see how intelligent they really are, why not give these problem-solving tests a go? The tests are based on ones that Rooks in captivity have successfully completed, but we want to know if they will try in a more open setting. All of these tests can be done using everyday household objects.
Aesop's Fable task
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Problem solving tasks
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String pulling task
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If you do carry out these tests, please let us know how they go by emailing gbw [at] bto.org.
If you get any photos or video, we would love to see them!