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Who was the parrot that recently excited the scientific world on bird behaviour, and what indeed was his impact?

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Alex the African grey is the only one that pops into my brain. He had cognitive thoughts that weren't previously proven that parrots had. He had never seen a green key before but he knew the colour green and what shape a key was and therefore could make the jump to a green key and pick it out when asked....

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Alex the African grey is the only one that pops into my brain. He had cognitive thoughts that weren't previously proven that parrots had. He had never seen a green key before but he knew the colour green and what shape a key was and therefore could make the jump to a green key and pick it out when asked....


:clap: :clap: Well done, Jaytea: you're IT. :thumbs_up:

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Well done Jaytea.... :clap:

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Give me 3 example of birds in South Africa that are considered facultative co-operative breeders - in other words they only breed together when the environment conditions are unstable?

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Southern Ground Hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri), Sociable Weaver (Philetairus socius) and Pied Babblers (Turdoides bicolor). :think:

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To add to Philip's list of birds that exhibit this behaviour...Green Wood-Hoopoes and Karoo Scrub Robin :think:

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Philip1 wrote:
Southern Ground Hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri), Sociable Weaver (Philetairus socius) and Pied Babblers (Turdoides bicolor). :think:


Hi Philip!
The southern ground hornbill and sociable weavers are more obligate cooperative breeders.. They almost always live in a group. Same with the babblers...

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To add to Philip's list of birds that exhibit this behaviour...Green Wood-Hoopoes and Karoo Scrub Robin :think:

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Phokojwe...
Karoo scrub robin :thumbs_up:
Green wood hoopoe... :hmz: I think they are more obligate cooperative vs facultative....

So we still need 2 more birds that breed in groups only when the benefits of breeding in a group are greater than breeding alone....

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Should I give some clues on this one??

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Should I give some clues on this one??


That would be helpful. Thanks. :D

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Should I give some clues on this one??

That would be helpful. Thanks. :D

:? Please..... :wink:

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That would be helpful. Thanks. :D


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Hi Guys! Sorry about being absent from the quizzes!!!

Clues to more 3 more facultative cooperative breeders.

1. the messiest massive nest builders....

2. they're a dime a dozen in the arid parks on the fence posts and telephone wires and are also "cooperative' opportunists with some mammal predators...

3. Males are vividly shiny and the females streaked and dull and their call is almost like a nail scratching on a chalkboard....

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:think: :think: :hmz: based on the clues I would have thought weavers..Sociable, Red-Billed... but it seems Philip already thought of that :hmz: :wall:

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