Sulfur cockatoo learns to open wheelie crates in Sydney – VIDEO | Environment

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Sulfur cockatoo learns to open wheelie crates in Sydney – VIDEO | Environment

The sulfur-headed cockatoo is learning to rummage open chests, as researchers have found the new skill has caught on in 44 Sydney suburbs in just two years. With the public’s help, Australian and German ecologists have documented cockatoos learning litter-diving behavior through social interactions. Research published in the journal Sciences, also found differences in cockatoo box opening technique between different suburbs, arising from “local subcultures”.

  • Video submitted by the Max Planck Institute for Animal Behavior, the Australian Museum Research Institute and Taronga Conservation Australia.

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