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Vulturine Guineafowl have complex societies

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Old Thursday 14th November 2019, 22:54   #1
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Vulturine Guineafowl have complex societies

Birds make it again! Vulturine Guineafowl, despite having small brains, live in multi-level societies like some most intelligent mammals.

The original article:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/scienc...06320719306901
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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/04/s...uineafowl.html
https://www.sciencefocus.com/news/sm...lex-societies/
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Hi Jurek, the Science Direct link takes me to an interesting article about pigeons.

eta: Here's the guinea fowl article:
https://www.cell.com/current-biology...822(19)31263-1

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Old Friday 15th November 2019, 07:25   #3
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Birds make it again! Vulturine Guineafowl, despite having small brains, live in multi-level societies like some most intelligent mammals.

The original article:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/scienc...06320719306901
Layman's version:
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/04/s...uineafowl.html
https://www.sciencefocus.com/news/sm...lex-societies/
Not sure I agree about living in multi-level societies being connected to intelligence

Personally I think apart from being a prey animal, deer have it sorted: live all year with your mates while the ladies raise the kids, have a two week punch-up over mating rights and then meet up with the boys all friends again....

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