The short answer is yes. Of course, the context in which the different
species learn to mob specific predators can vary dramatically. It just so
happens that I am reading about anti-predator behaviour as research for
for an upcomming article in the IBB.
Dr. Wm. James Davis, Editor
Interpretive Birding Bulletin
On Thu, 2 Sep 1999, John Leonard wrote:
> An interesting idea from my wife. She walks to work every morning through a
> Canberra suburb and across some open ground; this area has at least one
> pair of swooping Magpies which she must walk past, but in the last few days
> she has also been swooped by Noisy Miners, Magpies Larks, and even a Willie
> What she and I want to know is do the other birds learn antagonistic
> behaviour from other species, ie does a pair of swwoping Magpies 'teach'
> the other birds to be more antagonistic that they would be otherwise?
> John Leonard
> John Leonard (Dr),
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