Cattle discriminate between familiar and unfamiliar conspecifics by using only head visual cues

  title={Cattle discriminate between familiar and unfamiliar conspecifics by using only head visual cues},
  author={M. Coulon and C. Baudoin and Y. Heyman and B. Deputte},
  journal={Animal Cognition},
  • M. Coulon, C. Baudoin, +1 author B. Deputte
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Animal Cognition
  • Faces have features characteristic of the identity, age and sex of an individual. In the context of social communication and social recognition in various animal species, facial information is relevant for discriminating between familiar and unfamiliar individuals. Here, we present two experiments aimed at testing the ability of cattle (Bos taurus) to visually discriminate between heads (including face views) of familiar and unfamiliar conspecifics represented as 2D images. In the first… CONTINUE READING
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