Clark’s Nutcracker

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    feivel
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    (this is a bird by the way, with a brain the Boreh Olam created, be careful next time you refer to someone as a birdbrain)

    Clark’s nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana) stores 22,000 to 33,000 nuts of the whitebark pine in up to 2700 locations over an area of over 100 square miles, and REMEMBERS where almost 70% of them were placed.(it may be that it remembers ALL of the locations,but some landmarks may have moved)

    let me repeat that:

    22,000 to 33,000 nuts in 2700 locations over an area of over 100 square miles, and REMEMBERS!

    The seeds are usually buried in a hole in the ground that the jay digs just before depositing the seeds. One to ten seeds are placed in the hole and the caches are scattered over a large area.

    The hole is covered over and then a leaf, stone, twig, or scrap of litter is placed over the hole to camouflage it. The bird flies away and will not return to the hole until it is ready to retrieve the seeds.

    How Birds Remember Cache Locations

    Multiple experiments performed with captive birds in Russell Balda’s lab at Northern Arizona University have demonstrated they can remember caching locations by noting the positions of stones, shrubs, and other landmarks in the area.

    In the wild, nutcrackers will fly directly to a cache location even if the ground, trees, and shrubs are covered with several feet of snow, dig down to the precise location of the seeds, and retrieve them.

    #1097610

    RoshYeshivah
    Member

    Another one of feivel’s wacky threads. What does the bird need all that seeds for does he eat them all?

    #1097611

    moish01
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    feivel, i googled it and this guy looks similar enough to me…

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    you approve?

    #1097613

    feivel
    Participant

    moishe, perfect as usual

    #1097614

    Itzik_s
    Member

    Clark’s nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana) stores 22,000 to 33,000 nuts of the whitebark pine in up to 2700 locations over an area of over 100 square miles


    BS”D

    Seems like there are many Clark’s Nutcrackers in the NY Metropolitan area given the large distribution of nuts in said area…………

    #1097615

    oomis
    Participant

    Moish, how do you DO this??????? Amazing and really beautiful.

    #1097616

    moish01
    Member

    oomis – it’s not me! i find them all online.

    like curious says, i’m a good copy-and-paster.

    #1097617

    Mayan_Dvash
    Participant

    Hey Itzik, are you a Citidiot?

    #1097618

    feivel
    Participant

    itzik

    what you say makes sense

    unfortunately you will have to find a different explanation

    clarks nutcrackers are only found in the western parts of north america

    #1097619

    SJSinNYC
    Member

    Feivel, another area with a lot of nuts 🙂

    #1097620

    Itzik_s
    Member

    BS”D

    Mayan_Dvash, yes I am a former Citidiot if you mean a former customer of Citibank as well as if you mean a former resident of NYC!

    Feivel – I just read that the first Clark’s Nutcracker was bred by Napoleon Atilla George Washington Clark, a resident of Pilgrim State, as a way to distribute the nut population which surrounded him.

    #1097621

    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    rosh yeshiva: i’m so with ya about feivel!!!! this guy get points for creativity!!!

    #1097622

    qwertyuiop
    Member

    asdfghjkl: feivel’s always coming up with the wierdest stuff, it’s funny how he got his own thing in the CR.$

    #1097623

    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    qwertyuiop: yeah weird!!!

    #1097624

    skripka
    Participant

    I could use one of these… my memory is nowhere near as good, now, where are my glasses again?

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