Birds Respond to Human Gaze

June 2008
Science Teacher;Summer2008, Vol. 75 Issue 5, p16
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study by researchers from the University of Bristol into how birds respond to eye contact with humans. In the study, starlings would not approach food if humans were gazing at the food dish. Doctoral student Julia Carter comments on how the study reveals ways that animals avoid predators through visual signals and how the ability to interpret visual signals serves as an advantage in competition for food among birds.


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