Public information cues affect the scrounging decisions of starlings

  title={Public information cues affect the scrounging decisions of starlings},
  author={Jennifer J. Templeton and Luc-Alain Giraldeau},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
The foraging decisions that individuals make within groups should depend on the information available to them. An aviary experiment was conducted to examine whether a starling’s, Sturnus vulgaris, decisions either to approach and feed from (scrounge) or to avoid the patches exploited by a partner bird are influenced by the information the partner provides. Both the type of information a subject could recognize and the point at which this information became available during the partner’s… CONTINUE READING

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