Subject: [Tweeters] FYI: crows aren't the only birds who can recognise human faces

B Boekelheide bboek at olympus.net
Tue Mar 29 14:52:48 PDT 2016


Hello, Devorah (& Tweeters) — Thanks for the skua article.

Also see Larry Spear’s article in the June 1988 issue of Natural History Magazine, entitled The Halloween Mask Episode. Larry, who had the job of rebanding adults Western Gulls who were losing their bands, showed that gulls at the Farallon Islands recognize individual humans by their faces back in the 1980s. They even specifically remembered Larry the following year when he returned to the gull colony for the next nesting season.

http://www.naturalhistorymag.com/htmlsite/master.html?http://www.naturalhistorymag.com/htmlsite/editors_pick/1988_06_pick.html <http://www.naturalhistorymag.com/htmlsite/master.html?http://www.naturalhistorymag.com/htmlsite/editors_pick/1988_06_pick.html>

Bob Boekelheide
Dungeness


From: Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist at gmail.com <mailto:birdologist at gmail.com>>
Subject: [Tweeters] FYI: crows aren't the only birds who can recognise human faces
Date: March 29, 2016 at 2:38:46 AM PDT
To: tweeters message <tweeters at u.washington.edu <mailto:tweeters at u.washington.edu>>

hello everyone,

this big Antarctic seabird can remember human faces
http://bit.ly/1WTUPO7 <http://bit.ly/1WTUPO7>

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