Bird Minds: Cognition and Behaviour of Australian Native Birds

by Kaplan, Gisela
Bird Minds: Cognition and Behaviour of Australian Native Birds
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Bird Minds: Cognition and Behaviour of Australian Native Birds

by Kaplan, Gisela

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Code: 14532

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Bird Minds provides a fresh view of the behavior of Australian native avifauna, presenting a portrait of cognitive well-equipped species, which is somewhat removed from the traditional image of birds as fluttering, colorful ornaments that tend to move like automata. The book will focus on the specific abilities of Australian birds, examining why they have had to find largely cognitive ways of adapting to difficult conditions. The demands of the Australian environment have led to the development of cognitively complex processes that are unique in the world, including complex behaviors such as grieving, deception, problem solving and the use of tools. Many Australian birds cooperate and defend each other, and exceptional ones go fishing by throwing breadcrumbs in the water, extract poisonous parts from prey and use tools to crack open eggshells and mussels.

ISBN: 9781486300181

Publisher: CSIRO Publishing

Year of Publication: 2015

Page Count: 268

Weight: 1.55 lb