Warned about the dangers of Tits I saw in a wooden stick snake

Black Tits eavesdrop on the signals of the approaching predator Oriental Tits, and direct their visual attention to the search of objects that are similar to the image of the snake. To such conclusion came the zoologist from Japan in the experiment, for which he only needed a speaker with a recording of different sounds of birds and a wooden stick. Article published in the journal Current Bioilogy.

Many animals eavesdrop on the signals of danger of other species. Thus they are unable to perceive any strange sound as a reason to be suspicious or to understand the peculiarities of the language of other species and to distinguish between, for example, what kind of predator animals warn their relatives. In any case, based on the recognition of signals of other types are cognitive mechanisms of language perception and associative learning.

In the perception of language of the various signals associated with certain images or concepts that evoke a response to these images in the absence of immediate external stimulus. Perhaps animals at danger signal focus on search and better predator to notice him, as people in response to word-tips find objects that have not been seen before.

Toshitaka Suzuki (Suzuki Toshitaka) from Kyoto University included the coal Tits or black Tits (Periparus ater), alarms East of the great tit (Parus minor). The sounds birds make only when approaching snakes that are dangerous to both types of birds, and scientists have suggested that coal Tits can distinguish this signal and to direct their visual attention to the search of a predator. As the object of that bird might take for a snake, Toshitaka Suzuki used the normal wooden stick with a length of 18 inches. When the coal tit flew to the source of the alarm and sat on a branch within a radius of two meters from the speaker, a researcher for the rope lifted the stick along the barrel of one metre, imitating the slithering tree snake. The zoologist thought that the bird reacted to the subject, if she flew to him, at a distance of one meter for 24 seconds.

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