08 June 2009

Bird communication as sophisticated as primates & meerkats

Uppsala University reports:
Siberian jays use complex communication to mob predators
When mobbing predators, Siberian jays use over a dozen different calls to communicate the level of danger and predator category to other members of their own group. A Swedish study from Uppsala University, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society Biological Sciences, shows birds have evolved call systems that are as sophisticated as those of primates and meerkats.

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