How robins find worms

@article{Montgomerie1997HowRF,
  title={How robins find worms},
  author={R. Montgomerie and P. J. Weatherhead},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1997},
  volume={54},
  pages={143-151}
}
  • R. Montgomerie, P. J. Weatherhead
  • Published 1997
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Animal Behaviour
  • An understanding of diet selection in animals requires knowledge of not only what animals eat in relation to what is available, but also how they perceive the foods available to them. Birds use auditory, visual, olfactory and possibly vibrotactile cues to find prey, but vision is the predominant mode of prey detection. In a series of controlled experiments in an aviary, four American robins, Turdus migratoriusfound buried mealworms in the absence of visual, olfactory and vibrotactile cues… CONTINUE READING

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