Bird Minds: Cognition and Behaviour of Australian Native by Gisela Kaplan PDF

By Gisela Kaplan

ISBN-10: 1486300189

ISBN-13: 9781486300181

In her finished and punctiliously crafted ebook, Gisela Kaplan demonstrates how clever and emotional Australian birds will be. She describes complicated behaviours resembling grieving, deception, challenge fixing and using instruments. Many Australian birds cooperate and safeguard one another, and unparalleled ones pass fishing by way of throwing breadcrumbs within the water, extract toxic elements from prey and use instruments to crack open eggshells and mussels. the writer brings jointly facts of many such cognitive talents, suggesting believable purposes for his or her visual appeal in Australian birds.

Bird Minds is the 1st try to shine a severe and clinical gentle at the cognitive behaviour of Australian land birds. during this interesting quantity, the writer additionally offers contemporary adjustments in our figuring out of the avian mind and hyperlinks those to lifestyles histories and toughness.

Following on from Gisela’s well-received books, Australian Magpie and Tawny Frogmouth, in addition to previous titles on birds, fowl Minds contends that the original and sometimes tough stipulations of Australia's setting were the most important for the evolution of bizarre complexities in avian cognition and behavior.
This ebook is written for a common viewers, specially beginner ornithologists and naturalists however it will both attract experts in chook behaviour and scholars operating in biology, comparative psychology, cognitive ecology, box ornithology, zoology, aviculture and animal welfare. it's going to even be of pursuits to veterinarians, zoo body of workers, chook enthusiasts and participants of different teams inquisitive about birds.

Recipient of a 2016 Whitley Award commendation for Behavioural Zoology

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