Female great tits have better memories than males

11 Dec

“When it comes to remembering where a tasty titbit was left, female Great Tits are well ahead of their male counterparts”

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video is about a great tit (and a blue tit) in a tree.

From Wildlife Extra:

Female Great Tits proven to have better memories than males

When it comes to remembering where a tasty titbit was left, female Great Tits are well ahead of their male counterparts, reports the Springer journal Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.

This ability might have evolved because the females come second when there’s food to be shared, argue researchers Anders Brodin and Utku Urhan of Lund University in Sweden.

They present one of only a handful of cases in nature in which the female of a bird species has better spatial and learning abilities than the male.

Great Tits (Parus major) are highly intelligent and quick learners. They have interesting and ever-changing ways in which they find food, and even use tools such as conifer needles during foraging.

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