The Resource Bird minds : cognition and behaviour of Australian native birds, Gisela Kaplan

Bird minds : cognition and behaviour of Australian native birds, Gisela Kaplan

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Bird minds : cognition and behaviour of Australian native birds
Title
Bird minds
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cognition and behaviour of Australian native birds
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Gisela Kaplan
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eng
Summary
In her comprehensive and carefully crafted book, Gisela Kaplan demonstrates how intelligent and emotional Australian birds can be. She describes complex behaviours such as grieving, deception, problem solving and the use of tools. Many Australian birds cooperate and defend each other, and exceptional ones go fishing by throwing breadcrumbs in the water, extract poisonous parts from prey and use tools to crack open eggshells and mussels. Kaplan brings together evidence of many such cognitive abilities, suggesting plausible reasons for their appearance in Australian birds. Bird Minds is the first attempt to shine a critical and scientific light on the cognitive behaviour of Australian land birds. In this fascinating volume, the author also presents recent changes in our understanding of the avian brain and links these to life histories and longevity. Following on from Kaplan's well-received books on the Australian Magpie and the Tawny Frogmouth, as well as two earlier titles on birds, Bird Minds contends that the unique and often difficult conditions of Australia's environment have been crucial for the evolution of unusual complexities in avian cognition and behaviour
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Kaplan, Gisela
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598.07234994
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federal national government publication
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Birds
  • Birds
  • Animal intelligence
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Bird minds : cognition and behaviour of Australian native birds, Gisela Kaplan
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
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  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Isbn
9781486300181
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(pbk.)
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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(Sirsi) i9781486300181
Label
Bird minds : cognition and behaviour of Australian native birds, Gisela Kaplan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Isbn
9781486300181
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781486300181

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