Data from: Function and flexibility of object exploration in kea and New Caledonian crows

Megan L. Lambert, Martina Schiestl, Raoul Schwing, Alex H. Taylor, Gyula K. Gajdon, Katie E. Slocombe & Amanda M. Seed
A range of nonhuman animals frequently manipulate and explore objects in their environment, which may enable them to learn about physical properties and potentially form more abstract concepts of properties such as weight and rigidity. Whether animals can apply the information learned during their exploration to solve novel problems, however, and whether they actually change their exploratory behaviour to seek functional information about objects have not been fully explored. We allowed kea (Nestor notabilis) and...

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  • University of Vienna
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  • University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna
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  • University of Cambridge
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  • University of Veterinary Medicine
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  • University of York
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  • South African National Biodiversity Institute
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  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel
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  • Estación Biológica de Doñana
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  • University of Adelaide
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  • Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata
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