Individual differences in the use of social information in foraging by captive great tits

  title={Individual differences in the use of social information in foraging by captive great tits},
  author={Chiara Maria Marchetti and Piet J. Drent},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
We investigated individual differences in copying behaviour of captive great tits, Parus major, by analysing their response to a tutor indicating a new feeding site. We used two groups, each of seven male birds, labelled 'fast' and 'slow' explorers based on previous studies in which consistent individual differences in the speed of exploring were found. The birds were trained to search for food hidden in a number of differently coloured and shaped feeders, and later to search in only one type… 

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