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Development of tool use in New Caledonian crows: inherited action patterns and social influences

Abstract:

New Caledonian crows, Corvus moneduloides, are the most advanced avian tool makers and tool users. We previously reported that captive-bred isolated New Caledonian crows spontaneously use twig tools and cut tools out of Pandanus spp. tree leaves, an activity possibly under cultural influence in the wild. However, what aspects of these behaviours are inherited and how they interact with individual and social experience remained unknown. To examine the interaction between inherited traits, indi...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Journal:
ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR
Volume:
72
Issue:
6
Pages:
1329-1343
Publication date:
2006-12-05
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ISSN:
0003-3472
URN:
uuid:96382192-6e7e-429b-a8b4-cfdf9ba52b32
Source identifiers:
210283
Local pid:
pubs:210283
Language:
English

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