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Food-caching western scrub-jays keep track of who was watching when.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16709747     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Western scrub-jays (Aphelocoma californica) hide food caches for future consumption, steal others' caches, and engage in tactics to minimize the chance that their own caches will be stolen. We show that scrub-jays remember which individual watched them during particular caching events and alter their recaching behavior accordingly. We found no evidence to suggest that a storer's use of cache protection tactics is cued by the observer's behavior.
Joanna M Dally; Nathan J Emery; Nicola S Clayton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2006-05-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  312     ISSN:  1095-9203     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  2006 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-16     Completed Date:  2006-07-03     Revised Date:  2007-03-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1662-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Sub-department of Animal Behavior, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 8AA, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Behavior, Animal*
Passeriformes / physiology*

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