Follow that bird

 作者:满婀     |      日期:2019-03-08 07:09:03
IF you’re looking for a fruit-laden tree, head for the nearest flock of birds. That’s the strategy adopted by flat lizards (Platysaurus broadleyi) in South Africa. Martin Whiting of the Transvaal Museum in Pretoria hung cages, some containing birds and some empty, in fruitless fig trees. He also placed cages on rocks. In both cases, the lizards converged on cages with birds, Whiting says in a paper due to appear in Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. This could help them find food,