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Great Tit (Parus major)

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Great Tits Learn Via Social Networks

Many years ago in the United Kingdom, milk was delivered in bottles with foil caps. But birds of several species learned how to peck through the foil to get at the cream. How did they do it? To find out, investigators recently conducted a series of experiments involving Great Tits. Males were... read more »

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