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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

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Project(s): 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.

Keywords Pubmed: Animals
Tool Use Behavior

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