Testing social learning in a wild mountain parrot, the kea (Nestor notabilis).

  title={Testing social learning in a wild mountain parrot, the kea (Nestor notabilis).},
  author={Gyula Kopanny Gajdon and Natasha Fijn and Ludwig Huber},
  journal={Learning & behavior},
  volume={32 1},
Huber, Taborsky, and Rechberger (2001) reported an experiment in which the efficiency with which captive keas opened a complex food container was increased by observation of a skilled conspecific. However, only testing social learning in free-ranging animals can demonstrate social learning in natural conditions. For that purpose, a tube-lifting paradigm was developed and tested on keas both in captivity and in Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand. The task was to remove a tube from an upright… CONTINUE READING


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