Learning by Observing Others Help Birds to Avoid Worse Situation

Birds are the perfect example of the perfect creation of God. A new study has revealed an interesting fact how they learn through observation.

Bright colours of birds make them look beautiful. But at the same time these colors are easy to spot and make these birds vulnerable too. These bright colours also warn predators off by giving signals of toxicity or foul taste. A new study that used the great tit species for example, has proved that if one bird observes another being affected or hurt by a new type of prey, then both learn to stay away from that. The ability of great tits to learn bad food choices through observing others reaction towards that is an example of "social transmission.  To understand the growth of their prey it is important to consider the social behaviour of predators. Thus it is found that birds learn from each other to work and react accordingly. By doing that they can understand the foul play by it’s pray. The avoidance of more dangerous and conspicuous species would be enough for them to survive, spread, and evolve positively.

By: Anita Aishvarya

Content: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171218120338.htm



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