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Study shows fairy-wrens learn to drive off cuckoos from their neighbors

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(Phys.org) —William Feeney and Naomi Langmore, researchers with Australia's Research School of Biology, have found that fairy-wrens learn to distrust cuckoos by watching other nearby fairy-wrens react to them. In their paper published in the journal Biology Letters describing a field study involving the use of a stuffed bird, the researchers noted changes in behavior by fairy-wrens after learning to distrust cuckoos.


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