In a first, parrots found using tools

Q.  Parrots in Madagascar and Comoros have been found to _________, for the first time.
- Published on 17 Dec 15

a. Forage for food
b. Use tools
c. Imitate each other’s speech
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Use tools
A species of parrots in Madagascar and Comoros has been found using tools, which is a first mong parrots. This species of parrot used small pebbles and date pits to break/grind shells so that they can be consumed. Sea shells are a rich source of calcium. 10 captive parrots were studied by researchers to document their interactions with cockle shells on the aviary floor.

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