August 21, 2021

Teaching Cockatoos to Raid Rubbish Bins

A recent study discovered that Cockatoos were learning how to open rubbish bins through social interaction with others, and this behavior was spreading.

I wanted to test this for myself with a range of experiments! The results continue to amaze me.

Resources:
Bin Puzzle - https://www.makersmuse.com/parrot-bin-puzzle

Innovation and geographic spread of a complex foraging culture in an urban parrot- https://science.sciencemag.org/content/373/6553/456

Guardian Article - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/23/cockatoos-in-sydney-learning-from-each-other-to-bin-dive-for-food-study-finds

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