Jul 22, 2016

Best Read of The Week.

     Take a few minutes to read the story about intentional, planned, bird-human cooperation that benefits both.
     The story originated in a scientific posting HERE, from www.phys.org.
      A breed of bird has learned to recognize a special call from humans that means "we are headed out to gather honey". The honeyguide bird then leads the humans to difficult-to-find bee hives where the hunters use human-only tools--including smoke--to chase the bees away, and other tools to break open the hive and gather the honey. The birds cooperate because they want the wax...not the honey. A natural win-win for the two species. Amazing story.
     There are many other versions of the story based on the scientific journal but one of the more reader-friendly ones is at NPR HERE.

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