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Flexibility in problem solving and tool use of kea and New Caledonian crows in a multi access box paradigm.

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Parrots and corvids show outstanding innovative and flexible behaviour. In particular, kea and New Caledonian crows are often singled out as being exceptionally sophisticated in physical cognition, so that comparing them in this respect is particularly interesting. However, comparing cognitive mechanisms among species requires consideration of non-cognitive behavioural propensities and morphological characteristics evolved from different ancestry and adapted to fit different ecological niches...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pone.0020231

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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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PloS one Journal website
Volume:
6
Issue:
6
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Article: e20231
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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1932-6203
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1932-6203
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uuid:9fe4eb27-677a-41e6-b9a5-80ea7070774b
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209788
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pubs:209788

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