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Type of publication: Journal Article
Type of document: Letter

Year: 2016

Authors: Auersperg, AM; Borasinski, S; Laumer, I; Kacelnik, A

Title: Goffin"s cockatoos make the same tool type from different materials.

Source: Biol Lett. 2016; 12(11):



Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Auersperg Alice Isabel Marie

Vetmed Research Units
Messerli Research Institute, Comparative Cognition


Data are deposited in Figshare | DataLink: https://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.c.3552549


Project(s): Tool Manufacture in the Goffin´s cockatoo


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.© 2016 The Authors.

Keywords Pubmed: Animals
Cockatoosphysiology
Male
Tool Use Behavior

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