New Caledonian


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Adj.1.New Caledonian - of or relating to New Caledonia
Translations
uusikaledonialainen
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On the mantelpiece stood two large pearl shells, obviously a pair, intricately carved by the patient hands of New Caledonian convicts.
Peter Strachan, Serco's Managing Director for the new Caledonian Sleeper said, "This is a major milestone in our plans to deliver an innovative new Caledonian Sleeper service.
Research earlier this year from the University of Auckland in New Zealand, found that New Caledonian crows, a South Pacific species, had the reasoning ability to match that of a seven-year-old child.
Parrots and crows are often cited as the "most intelligent": several species live socially and for a long time, and the New Caledonian Crow has even been shown to use a "tool", deftly weedling insects from a log with a stick.
The researchers report that world's top 50 most evolutionarily distinct bird species include widely distributed and common species such as the osprey and the ostrich, well-known oddities such as the hoatzin and the shoebill, and lesser-known, range-restricted species such as the New Caledonian owlet-nightjar and the Solomon Islands frogmouth, the researchers report.
New Caledonian Crows (NC crow; Corvus moneduloides) manufacture complex foraging tools because they shape distinct tool designs out of raw material that incorporate hook technology (Hunt 1996, Hunt and Gray 2002, 2004a, b).
As we watch that New Caledonian crow solve a fiendish series of puzzles to get a morsel of food, or marvel at a cockatoo working out how to undo a complicated set of locks, perhaps the question Chris should be asking isn't: "What makes animals so smart?
As we watch that New Caledonian crow solve a fiendish series of puzzles to get itself a morsel of food and marvel at a cockatoo working out how to get around a complicated set of locks, perhaps the question Chris Packham should be asking isn't "what makes animals so smart?
41 SUDwas the only New Caledonian yacht to take part in the Noumea Sail 2012 race, which was hampered by extremely difficult navigational conditions, and finished second on line.
She's a wild New Caledonian crow, and for the first time, she's seeing a tidbit of meat dangling on a long string tied to a stick.
Now instead of solving e-business and website problems she is more likely to be found tending to giant New Caledonian geckos and scorpions.
New Caledonian crows also take the hands-on approach to learning, young crows watch their parents make tools to solve problems, and the parents let their children use the 'grown-up' tools to have a go.