Bird societies

It's not just humans that have a complex social structure.....
18 November 2019
Presented by Amalia Thomas
Production by Amalia Thomas.

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You might think we are special as humans for forming societies with complex structures. But we are not actually so different from other species in this regard. It was believed that complex social structures were a trait of large mammals only - but a recent study has shown that birds can form complex societies too. Amalia Thomas spoke to Danai Papageorgiou, who has been studying the social structure of a specific type of bird in Kenya in Africa…

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