Feeding innovations and forebrain size in birds

@article{Lefebvre1997FeedingIA,
  title={Feeding innovations and forebrain size in birds},
  author={Louis Lefebvre and Patrick Michael Whittle and E. Lascaris and Adam Finkelstein},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1997},
  volume={53},
  pages={549-560}
}
The links between ecology, behavioural plasticity and brain size are often tested via the comparative method. Given the problems in interpretating comparative tests of learning and cognition, however, alternative measures of plasticity need to be developed. From the short notes section of nine ornithological journals, two separate, exhaustive data sets have been collated on opportunistic foraging innovations in birds of North America (1973–1993;N=196) and the British Isles (1983–1993;N=126… Expand
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