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Stressed young birds stop learning from their parents and turn to wider flock

Interesting study from the University of Cambridge. Juvenile zebra finches that experience high stress levels will ignore how their own parents forage and instead learn such skills from other, unrelated adults. This may help young birds avoid inheriting a poor skillset from parents—the likely natural cause of their stress—and becoming trapped by a ‘bad start in life.’ To read the entire article, visit the Science Daily website.