Pigeons discriminate between human feeders

@article{Belguermi2011PigeonsDB,
  title={Pigeons discriminate between human feeders},
  author={Ahmed Belguermi and Dalila Bovet and Anouck Pascal and Anne-Caroline Pr{\'e}vot-Julliard and Michel Saint Jalme and Lauriane Rat-Fischer and G{\'e}rard Leboucher},
  journal={Animal Cognition},
  year={2011},
  volume={14},
  pages={909-914}
}
Considered as plague in many cities, pigeons in urban areas live close to human activities and exploit this proximity to find food which is often directly delivered by people. In this study, we explored the capacity of feral pigeons to take advantage of this human-based food resource and discriminate between friendly and hostile people. Our study was conducted in an urban park. Pigeons were fed by two experimenters of approximately the same age and skin colour but wearing coats of different… 

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