March 8, 2022

BE 058 Megaphone Monday - Urban Birds, Cockatoos Bin Chickens and Brush Turkeys

BE 058 Megaphone Monday - Urban Birds, Cockatoos Bin Chickens and Brush Turkeys

Grant was joined by Dr. Holly Parsons, Manager of the Urban Birds program at Birdlife Australia, and Dr. Jennifer Colbourne, who is researching cockatoo cognition at the Messerli Institute in Vienna.   The panel is interested in wildlife...


Grant was joined by Dr. Holly Parsons, Manager of the Urban Birds program at Birdlife Australia, Dr. John Martin, Research Scientist at Taronga Conservation Society, at Taronga Zoon in Sydney and Dr. Jennifer Colbourne, who is researching cockatoo cognition at the Messerli Institute in Vienna.  

The panel is interested in wildlife that lives in urban settings, how these animals, particularly cockatoos, ibis and brush turkeys are developing behaviours to help them thrive in an urban setting.

John has been involved in a series of studies examining how animals, especially cockatoos, adapt to city living.  If you love cockatoos, you are going to enjoy this discussion.

Get the Big City Birds app here   https://www.spotteron.com/bigcitybirds/info

There is more information about the Big City Birds project here;

https://taronga.org.au/conservation-and-science/current-research/big-city-birds

Check out Holly's Birdlife Australia Birds in Backyards program here https://www.birdsinbackyards.net/

Here is an article from Jennifer's lab about the use of tools by the Goffin's Cockatoo

https://www.vetmeduni.ac.at/universitaet/infoservice/presseinformationen/presseinformationen-2017/kakadus-passen-auf-ihre-werkzeuge-auf

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