Time for Thorns

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Honeyguides…

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Researchers have discovered that wild  birds understand  and respond to special calls made by humans when they want to enlist the help of the birds to locate bee nests.   The birds are after the wax,  the humans the honey,  so they are cooperating,  not competing.

I don’t know why the researchers seem surprised by this.   A number of species approach humans for assistance,  or offer it to them.   Animals survive because they are opportunistic.   If a particular behavior produces a benefit,  it is usually repeated so that the chances of survival are enhanced.

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Written by timeforthorns

July 23, 2016 at 11:53 pm

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