Clever Eurasian jays plan for the future

by Rebecca on November 3, 2011

in Animals in the News

By Victoria Gill Science reporter, BBC Nature

Eurasian jay
Jays are members of the corvid family, which is known for its intelligence
Experiments with Eurasian jays have shown that the birds store food that they will want in the future – “planning” for their impending needs.
  • Jays are members of the corvid family
  • A favourite food for these colourful birds is acorns, which they cache
    throughout autumn and unearth during the winter
  • A single bird can bury several thousand acorns each year, so jays play a
    crucial role in the spread of oak woodlands
Read more at BBC Nature


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