Sunday, March 27, 2016

Antarctic Birds Remember Which Humans Have Wronged Them, And They Attack Accordingly

                                  The brown skua bird, which lives in Antarctica Photo by Yeong-Deok Han

 By Lindsey Kratochwill 

 The brown skua bird lives in Antarctica, which means it doesn't frequently come into contact with humans. But when researchers from South Korea were stationed in the Antarctic to study the species, they found that despite having limited exposure to humans, the birds could readily determine which humans had gotten too close for comfort to their nest and eggs. And then, the skua would attack accordingly. The researchers describe this phenomena in the journal Animal Cognition...Continue reading...[link]

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