Learning from watching alarmed demonstrators: does the cause of alarm matter?

@article{Griffin2011LearningFW,
  title={Learning from watching alarmed demonstrators: does the cause of alarm matter?},
  author={Andrea S. Griffin and Kathryn Haythorpe},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2011},
  volume={81},
  pages={1163-1169}
}
Many social-learning opportunities expose animals to the behaviour of conspecifics, but also to causes and consequences of those behaviours. Attending to information over and above social behaviour per se may provide a strategy by which the reliability of social information is ensured. Earlier work in Indian mynahs, Sturnus tristis, has demonstrated that observers become more wary in a location in which they are accustomed to foraging after they have viewed a conspecific undergo a ‘predator… CONTINUE READING

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