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- Schunke, Elliot W., et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Southeastern naturalist 2016 v.15 no.2 pp. N12
- Sitta; adults; captive animals; juveniles; wild birds
- ... Although tool usage in adult birds is well documented, we have not found reports of juvenile birds using tools other than a few observations of individuals held in captivity. Here we describe the first observations of tool usage by juvenile birds in the wild. We observed juvenile Sitta pusilla (Brown-headed Nuthatch) using tools similar to those used by adults as early as 2 months post-fledging. W ...