Social learning in Indian mynahs, Acridotheres tristis: the role of distress calls

@article{Griffin2008SocialLI,
  title={Social learning in Indian mynahs, Acridotheres tristis: the role of distress calls},
  author={Andrea S. Griffin},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2008},
  volume={75},
  pages={79-89}
}
Socially acquired predator avoidance is a phenomenon in which individuals acquire an avoidance response towards an initially neutral stimulus after they have experienced it together with the antipredator signals of social companions. Earlier research has established that alarm calls used for intraspecific communication are effective stimuli for triggering acquisition. However, animals produce a large range of other antipredator responses that might engage antipredator learning. Here, I examine… CONTINUE READING

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