Bird Brains…

Eavesdropping Nuthatches Appear To Understand Chickadees In Distress:

If Dr. John Watson had been chronicling the work of Christopher Templeton rather than the exploits of Sherlock Holmes, he might have entitled the latest research by Templeton “The Adventure of the Avian Eavesdroppers.” The University of Washington doctoral student has found the first example of an animal making sophisticated decisions about the danger posed by a predator from the information contained in the alarm calls of another species.

Grrrrl explains.

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