Effects of experience and social context on prospective caching strategies by scrub jays

  title={Effects of experience and social context on prospective caching strategies by scrub jays},
  author={N. Emery and N. Clayton},
  • N. Emery, N. Clayton
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Social life has costs associated with competition for resources such as food. Food storing may reduce this competition as the food can be collected quickly and hidden elsewhere; however, it is a risky strategy because caches can be pilfered by others. Scrub jays (Aphelocoma coerulescens) remember ‘what’, ‘where’ and ‘when’ they cached. Like other corvids, they remember where conspecifics have cached, pilfering them when given the opportunity, but may also adjust their own caching strategies to… CONTINUE READING
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