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Tool Manufacture in the Goffin´s cockatoo

Flexibility, Cognition
Tool Manufacture
Tool Use
Werkzeugbau im Goffini Kakadu
Project leader
Auersperg Alice Isabel Marie
FWF Einzelprojekte
Type of Research
Basic research
Vetmed Research Units
Messerli Research Institute, Comparative Cognition
Funded by
FWF - Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung, Sensengasse 1, 1090 Wien, Austria

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16 Publications

Laumer, IB; Massen, JJM; Boehm, PM; Boehm, A; Geisler, A; Auersperg, AMI (2021): Individual Goffin´s cockatoos (Cacatua goffiniana) show flexible targeted helping in a tool transfer task. PLoS One. 2021; 16(6):e0253416
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Rössler, T; Mioduszewska, B; O"Hara, M; Huber, L; Prawiradilaga, DM; Auersperg, AMI (2020): Using an Innovation Arena to compare wild-caught and laboratory Goffin"s cockatoos. Sci Rep. 2020; 10(1):8681
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Laumer, IB; Massen, JJM; Wakonig, B; Lorck-Tympner, M; Carminito, C; Auersperg, AMI (2020): Tentative evidence for inequity aversion to unequal work-effort but not to unequal reward distribution in Goffin's cockatoos. Ethology 2020; 126(2): 185-194.

O'Hara, M; Mioduszewska, B; Haryoko, T; Prawiradilaga, DM; Huber, L; Auersperg, A (2019): Extraction without tooling around-The first comprehensive description of the foraging- and socio-ecology of wild Goffin's cockatoos (Cacatua goffiniana). Behaviour 2019; 156: 661-690
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Beinhauer, I; Bugnyar, T; Auersperg, AMI (2019): Prospective but not retrospective tool selection in the Goffin's cockatoo (Cacatua goffiniana). Behaviour 2019; 156: 633-659

Laumer, IB; Auersperg, AMI; Bugnyar, T; Call, J (2019): Orangutans (Pongo abelii) make flexible decisions relative to reward quality and tool functionality in a multi-dimensional tool-use task. PLoS One. 2019; 14(2):e0211031
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Osuna-Mascaro, A; Auersperg, AMI (2018): On the Brink of Tool Use? Could Object Combinations During Foraging in a Feral Goffin's Cockatoo (Cacatua goffiniana) Result in Tool Innovations? Animal Behavior and Cognition 2018; 5(2): 229-234.
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Laumer, IB; Call, J; Bugnyar, T; Auersperg, AMI (2018): Spontaneous innovation of hook-bending and unbending in orangutans (Pongo abelii). Sci Rep. 2018; 8(1):16518
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Auersperg, AMI; Köck, C; O"Hara, M; Huber, L (2018): Tool making cockatoos adjust the lengths but not the widths of their tools to function. PLoS One. 2018; 13(11):e0205429
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Bayern, AMPV; Danel, S; Auersperg, AMI; Mioduszewska, B; Kacelnik, A (2018): Compound tool construction by New Caledonian crows. Sci Rep. 2018; 8(1):15676
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Habl, C; Auersperg, AMI (2017): The keybox: Shape-frame fitting during tool use in Goffin"s cockatoos (Cacatua goffiniana). PLoS One. 2017; 12(11):e0186859
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Laumer, IB; Bugnyar, T; Reber, SA; Auersperg, AMI (2017): Can hook-bending be let off the hook? Bending/unbending of pliant tools by cockatoos. Proc Biol Sci. 2017; 284(1862):
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Auersperg, AMI; Köck, C; Pledermann, A; O'Hara, M; Huber, L (2017): Safekeeping of tools in Goffin's cockatoos, Cacatua goffiniana. Animal Behaviour 2017; 128: 125-133

Auersperg, AM; Borasinski, S; Laumer, I; Kacelnik, A (2016): Goffin"s cockatoos make the same tool type from different materials. Biol Lett. 2016; 12(11):
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Szabo, B; Bugnyar, T; Auersperg, AM (2017): Within-group relationships and lack of social enhancement during object manipulation in captive Goffin"s cockatoos (Cacatua goffiniana). Learn Behav. 2017; 45(1):7-19
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Laumer, IB; Bugnyar, T; Auersperg, AM (2016): Flexible decision-making relative to reward quality and tool functionality in Goffin cockatoos (Cacatua goffiniana). Sci Rep. 2016; 6:28380
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