[Tweeters] Do Tool-Using Cockatoos Make Good Economic Decisions?

Devorah the Ornithologist birdologist at gmail.com
Tue Jul 12 15:13:42 PDT 2016


hello everyone,

i just published a story that you might enjoy about the University of
Vienna's flock of Tanimbar corellas. basically, the researchers found that
their cockatoos make sound economic decisions about tools use (whether to
use tools and which tool to use) to obtain a particular food reward based
upon their assessment of the current “market” situation. This story also
includes a video of some of the trials.

Do Tool-Using Cockatoos Make Good Economic Decisions?
http://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2016/07/12/do-tool-using-cockatoos-make-good-economic-decisions/

cheers,

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