The social life of corvids

@article{Clayton2007TheSL,
  title={The social life of corvids},
  author={N. Clayton and N. Emery},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={17},
  pages={R652-R656}
}
In large social groups with a linear dominance hierarchy, such as many corvid societies, the ability to make inferences about the relative status of individuals within this hierarchy is an important skill, often called transitive inference. For example, if Bob is more dominant than Joe, and Joe is more dominant than Simon, and Bob and Simon have a fight, what would be the predicted outcome? Transitive inference allows an animal to calculate that Bob should out-compete Simon even though Bob and… Expand
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