Food sharing in jackdaws, Corvus monedula: what, why and with whom?

@article{Kort2006FoodSI,
  title={Food sharing in jackdaws, Corvus monedula: what, why and with whom?},
  author={S. R. D. Kort and N. Emery and N. Clayton},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2006},
  volume={72},
  pages={297-304}
}
Food sharing is common in birds between mated pairs during courtship and by helpers at the nest in cooperatively breeding species. In contrast to primates, however, food sharing between peers in birds has received little attention. We explored the extent and pattern of food sharing in a group of juvenile jackdaws. The birds shared food with a number of individuals, regardless of sex and kinship. The frequency of food sharing and the number of recipients per donor decreased over time. Active… Expand
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