Wild hummingbirds rely on landmarks not geometry when learning an array of flowers

@article{Hurly2014WildHR,
  title={Wild hummingbirds rely on landmarks not geometry when learning an array of flowers},
  author={T. A. Hurly and Thomas A. O. Fox and Danielle M Zwueste and S. Healy},
  journal={Animal Cognition},
  year={2014},
  volume={17},
  pages={1157-1165}
}
Rats, birds or fish trained to find a reward in one corner of a small enclosure tend to learn the location of the reward using both nearby visual features and the geometric relationships of corners and walls. Because these studies are conducted under laboratory and thereby unnatural conditions, we sought to determine whether wild, free-living rufous hummingbirds (Selasphorus rufus) learning a single reward location within a rectangular array of flowers would similarly employ both nearby visual… Expand
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