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Technical Innovativeness in the Goffin’s Cockatoo (Cacatua goffiniana)

Innovationsfähigkeit Goffini Kakadus
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, Wien, Austria

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17 Publications

Lambert, PJ; Stiegler, A; Rössler, T; Lambert, ML; Auersperg, AMI (2021): Goffin's cockatoos discriminate objects based on weight alone. Biol Lett. 2021; 17(9):20210250
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Bobrowicz, K; O'Hara, M; Carminito, C; Auersperg, AMI; Osvath, M (2021): Goffin's Cockatoos (Cacatua goffiniana) Can Solve a Novel Problem After Conflicting Past Experiences. Front Psychol. 2021; 12:694719
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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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Wakonig, B; Auersperg, AMI; O'Hara, M (2021): String-pulling in the Goffin's cockatoo (Cacatua goffiniana). Learn Behav. 2021 49 (1) 124-136.
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Laumer, IB; Jelbert, SA; Taylor, AH; Rössler, T; Auersperg, AMI (2021): Object manufacture based on a memorized template: Goffin's cockatoos attend to different model features. Anim Cogn. 2021 24 (3) 457-470.
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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

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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O"Hara, M; Mioduszewska, B; von Bayern, A; Auersperg, A; Bugnyar, T; Wilkinson, A; Huber, L; Gajdon, GK (2017): The temporal dependence of exploration on neotic style in birds. Sci Rep. 2017; 7(1):4742
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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

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