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By Debra S. Herrmann

ISBN-10: 1498748430

ISBN-13: 9781498748438

Unlike the other publication, Avian Cognition thoroughly examines avian intelligence, habit, and individuality. personal tastes, offerings, motivation, and behavior of species, flocks, and person birds are mentioned and in comparison. This booklet investigates who birds are and why they do what they do. day-by-day, seasonal, and play actions, creativity, reasoning talents, problem-solving talents, social interplay, existence levels, and conversation styles are defined, and a contrast is made among vocalizations which are realized and those who are inherited. The habit and intelligence of either wild and puppy birds is in comparison, and in contrast to different books, whole chapters are dedicated to a unmarried species.

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Through experimentation and trial and error learning tires were eventually reinforced with tread and separated from inner tubes. C. to the car tires of today represents the gradual accumulation of knowledge through observation, experimentation, and trial and error learning. Insight is the fourth mode of learning. This mode of learning is more cerebral than the other three modes. It consists of thinking about a problem, then devising a correct solution purely through mental insight. In the vernacular, insight learning is described as the proverbial ‘light bulb’ turning on in one’s brain.

Some cultures are more aggressive and warlike; other cultures are more passive and peace loving. Some cultures place a high value on politeness or scholarship and knowledge; other cultures value athleticism or business acumen. Some cultures value tradition; other cultures are always seeking new or better ways of doing things. Within any culture there may be subcultures or regional variations. Even corporations are said to have different corporate cultures. One culture is not “good” and another culture “bad”.

To this end Avian Cognition captures original audio recordings of the full range of vocalizations and complete conversations among multiple birds in a variety of settings on two CDs. The recordings feature dialogs among multiple birds of the same species and their interaction with other avian species in their midst as they go about their daily lives. In doing so many new vocalizations have been identified. A second goal of Avian Cognition is to explore which vocalizations are inherited versus learned among the five species of parrots examined.

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