Loading...

How honeyguide birds talk to people

128,047 views

Loading...

Loading...

Transcript

The interactive transcript could not be loaded.

Loading...

Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Jul 21, 2016

Feel free to share or embed this video to your website with credit to BBSRC.

By following honeyguides, a species of bird, people in Africa are able to locate bees’ nests to harvest honey. Research now reveals that humans use special calls to solicit the help of honeyguides and that honeyguides actively recruit appropriate human partners. This relationship is a rare example of cooperation between humans and free-living animals.

See BBSRC press release here: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/fundament...

More details in the University of Cambridge press release: https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/h...

The project was funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) in the UK and the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence at the FitzPatrick Institute in South Africa.

See BBSRC News for the latest news, features and events: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news

Follow BBSRC on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bbsrc

Loading...


to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...