Jackdaws communicate with their eyes, new research

7 Feb

On the intelligence of birds:

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from Britain says about itself:

The eyes have it

5 Feb 2014

Researchers in Cambridge and Exeter have discovered that jackdaws use their eyes to communicate with each other — the first time this has been shown in non-primates.

While what humans do with their eyes has been well studied, we know almost nothing about whether birds communicate with members of the same species with their eyes.

The new study, published today in Biology Letters, shows that jackdaw eyes are used as a warning signal to successfully deter competitors from coming near their nest boxes.

See more here.

From Wildlife Extra:

Jackdaws communicate with their eyes say scientists

February 2014: Jackdaws use their eyes to communicate with each other say scientists, the first time this has been shown in non-primates.

The researchers in Cambridge and Exeter found jackdaws use their eyes as a warning…

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