Use of experimenter-given cues by African gray parrots (Psittacus erithacus)

  title={Use of experimenter-given cues by African gray parrots (Psittacus erithacus)},
  author={Nicolas Giret and {\'A}d{\'a}m Mikl{\'o}si and Michel L. Kreutzer and Dalila Bovet},
  journal={Animal Cognition},
One advantage of living in a social group is the opportunity to use information provided by other individuals. Social information can be based on cues provided by a conspecific or even by a heterospecific individual (e.g., gaze direction, vocalizations, pointing gestures). Although the use of human gaze and gestures has been extensively studied in primates, and is increasingly studied in other mammals, there is no documentation of birds using these cues in a cooperative context. In this study… 

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