Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in kea • laughter • play behaviour on March 21st, 2017.
Cheeky behaviour in kea is par for the course, but new research has found that a specific squawk puts kea in a playful mood. The study, published today in Current Biology, found a certain ‘play call’ spurred other kea to engage in playful behaviour, even if no other birds had been playing. The researchers suggest the […]
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