New paper on novel object and predator eyes
Members of UCC Ornithology Group, led by Dr Gabrielle Davidson, recently published a paper in Royal Society Open Science
Entitled "Repeatable aversion across threat types is linked with life-history traits but is dependent on how aversion is measured." Great tits differ in aversion behaviour, but treat novel objects & predator eyes as equally scary. Bolder birds that entered the box quickly were in better body condition & tended to have more offspring. View the video on the @birdcognition Twitter page.