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Crafty cockatoos master dumpster diving and teach each other


By Christina Larson, The Associated Press  – Published Thursday, July 22, 2021 10:50PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) – A few years ago, a Sydney scientist noticed a sulfur-crested cockatoo opening his trash bin. Not every resident would be thrilled, but ornithologist Richard Major was impressed by the ingenuity.

It’s quite a feat for a bird to grasp a bin lid with its beak, pry it open, then shuffle far enough along the bin’s edge that the lid falls backward – revealing edible trash treasures inside.

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