Evidence for long-term spatial memory in a parid

@article{Roth2011EvidenceFL,
  title={Evidence for long-term spatial memory in a parid},
  author={Timothy C. Roth and Lara D. LaDage and Vladimir V. Pravosudov},
  journal={Animal Cognition},
  year={2011},
  volume={15},
  pages={149-154}
}
Many animals use spatial memory. Although much work has examined the accuracy of spatial memory, few studies have explicitly focused on its longevity. The importance of long-term spatial memory for foraging has been demonstrated in several cases. However, the importance of such long-term memory for all animals is unclear. In this study, we present the first evidence that a parid species (the black-capped chickadee, Poecile atricapillus) can remember the location of a single food item for at… 
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