24 June 2011

focusing on wildlife: pigeons 'home in on friendly human feeders'


23 June 2011 04:57 BST - Urban pigeons have the ability to learn the difference between people who will feed them and those who will chase them away, a French study has indicated.

Researchers suggested that this allowed birds to limit the time spent searching for food, and maximise the time eating.

The team said the study provided the first experimental evidence of feral pigeons using the ability to maximise benefits provided by urban areas.

The findings will be published in the journal Animal Cognition. ~ read more

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