Monday, February 26, 2007

Scrub-jays look ahead


Western Scrub-Jay image courtesy of USF&WS

"They might not pay into savings accounts or keep diaries, but western scrub-jays (Aphelocoma californica) can anticipate and plan for the future, research published in Nature this week shows. What the birds do in the evening depends on how they might feel the next morning. They can anticipate, for example, how much food, and of what type, will be available in different locations, and store away the right amount, in the right place, for breakfast."

Link: Full Article from Nature

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