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Goffin's cockatoos make the same tool type from different materials

Abstract:
Innovative tool manufacture is rare and hard to isolate in animals. We show that an Indonesian generalist parrot, the Goffin's cockatoo, can flexibly and spontaneously transfer the manufacture of stick-type tools across three different materials. Each material required different manipulation patterns, including substrates that required active sculpting for achieving a functional, elongated shape.
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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1098/rsbl.2016.0689

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Austrian Science Fund
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P 29084
Publisher:
Royal Society
Journal:
Biology Letters More from this journal
Volume:
12
Issue:
11
Pages:
0689
Publication date:
2016-11-16
Acceptance date:
2016-10-21
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1744-957X
ISSN:
1744-9561
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pubs:653361
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uuid:09ee9bd6-7d74-472e-a136-7f735f5799f7
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pubs:653361
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653361
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2016-10-21

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