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Rank inferred by reason

Pinyon jays seem to work out how to behave towards an unfamiliar jay by watching it in encounters with members of their own flock. The findings provide clues about how cognition evolved in social animals.

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Shettleworth, S. Rank inferred by reason. Nature 430, 732–733 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1038/430732b

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