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Auersperg, AM; Borasinski, S; Laumer, I; Kacelnik, A
Goffin"s cockatoos make the same tool type from different materials.
Biol Lett. 2016; 12(11):
Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:
Auersperg Alice Isabel Marie
Vetmed Research Units
Messerli Research Institute, Comparative Cognition
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Tool Manufacture in the Goffin´s cockatoo
- 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.
Tool Use Behavior