Data from: Female cowbirds have more accurate spatial memory than males

Mélanie F. Guigueno, Danielle A. Snow, Scott A. MacDougall-Shackleton & David F. Sherry
Brown-headed cowbirds (Molothrus ater) are obligate brood parasites. Only females search for host nests and they find host nests one or more days before placing eggs in them. Past work has shown that females have a larger hippocampus than males, but sex differences in spatial cognition have not been extensively investigated. We tested cowbirds for sex and seasonal differences in spatial memory on a foraging task with an ecologically relevant retention interval. Birds were trained...
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