10 August 2017

Mirror bird

Talking about the mirror test, and the species used to seeing their own reflection, this is another. Shearwaters spend much of their life gliding just above the water surface: who is the bird that constantly glides upside down just below?

Birds that passed the mirror test famously include magpies http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.0060202

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

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