Pilfering ravens, Corvus corax, adjust their behaviour to social context and identity of competitors

@article{Bugnyar2006PilferingRC,
  title={Pilfering ravens, Corvus corax, adjust their behaviour to social context and identity of competitors},
  author={Thomas Bugnyar and Bernd Heinrich},
  journal={Animal Cognition},
  year={2006},
  volume={9},
  pages={369-376}
}
Like other corvids, food-storing ravens protect their caches from being pilfered by conspecifics by means of aggression and by re-caching. In the wild and in captivity, potential pilferers rarely approach caches until the storers have left the cache vicinity. When storers are experimentally prevented from leaving, pilferers first search at places other than the cache sites. These behaviours raise the possibility that ravens are capable of withholding intentions and providing false information… CONTINUE READING

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