bird intelligence

To: Katrina Knight <>
Subject: bird intelligence
From: Alan McBride <>
Date: Thu, 21 May 2009 11:35:03 +1000
All of Bernd Heinrich's books are great reading. Particularly Ravens In Winter. Brilliant book which will change any notions you have about Ravens to "totally endearing birds"....


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On 21/05/2009, at 11:15 , Katrina Knight wrote:

At 08:29 PM 05/20/2009 Alan Gillanders wrote:
While I do not have the time to go chasing the publications, the claim to "In the first published account of wild animals recognising individuals of another species," is not right. there have been publications reporting the behaviour of birds and mammals which learned to recognise individuals and behaved differently towards them.

One of Bernd Heinrich's books talks about ravens recognizing him and about doing experiments to try to determine what they used to identify him. If I remember correctly, the ravens in question were captive but not tamed.

On a different note, I had this idea that I was going to subscribe to this list while preparing for my trip to Australia then unsubscribe after the trip was over. I've found that it is far too interesting to unsubscribe from though. :-)

Katrina Knight

Reading, PA, USA


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