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By Carel ten Cate,Susan D. Healy

ISBN-10: 1107092388

ISBN-13: 9781107092389

The cognitive skills of birds are striking: hummingbirds combine spatial and temporal information regarding meals resources, day-old chicks have a feeling of numbers, parrots could make and use instruments, and ravens have refined insights in social relationships. This quantity describes the whole diversity of avian cognitive skills, the mechanisms at the back of such talents and the way they relate to the ecology of the species. Synthesising the newest study in avian cognition, more than a few specialists within the box supply first-hand insights into experimental tactics, results and theoretical advances, together with a dialogue of ways the findings in birds relate to the cognitive skills of different species, together with people. The authors conceal a number of subject matters corresponding to spatial cognition, social studying, instrument use, perceptual categorization and suggestion studying, offering the wider context for college kids and researchers attracted to the present nation of avian cognition examine, its key questions and applicable experimental approaches.

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