Symbolic Communication Between Two Pigeons, (Columba livia domestica).

@article{Epstein1980SymbolicCB,
  title={Symbolic Communication Between Two Pigeons, (Columba livia domestica).},
  author={Robert Epstein and Robert P. Lanza and By B. F. Skinner},
  journal={Science},
  year={1980},
  volume={207 4430},
  pages={543-5}
}
Through the use of learned symbols, a pigeon accurately communicated information about hidden colors to another pigeon. Each verbal exchange was initiated with a spontaneous request for information. The two pigeons engaged in a sustained and natural conversation without human intervention. 

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