Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Magpies recognise their own reflections

USF&WS Photo

"Researchers, led by German psychologist Dr Helmut Prior, from the Goethe University in Frankfurt, used mirrors to see how the black and white birds would react. They tested five hand-reared magpies by placing yellow and red stickers on the birds in positions where they could only be seen in a mirror."

Link: Full article from MailOnline

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