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Being Social: Learning from the Behavior of Birds

New Study Elucidates the Social World of Parrots


In this Science Minute from NIMBioS, Dr. Elizabeth Hobson explains what monk parakeets can teach us about complex sociality. Her new study published in The Auk: Ornithological Advances elucidates the social world of parrots.
(1 min 44 sec) Sep 17, 2014

Citation: Hobson EA, Avery M, Wright TF. 2014. The socioecology of Monk Parakeets: Insights into parrot social complexity. The Auk: Ornithological Advances 131(4):756-775. [Online]

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