Zoology (Jena) 2021 08 24;147:125942. Epub 2021 May 24.
School of Life Sciences, Institute of Eco-Chongming (IEC), East China Normal University, 500 Dongchuan Rd., Shanghai, 200241, China; Yangtze Delta Estuarine Wetland Ecosystem Observation and Research Station, Ministry of Education & Shanghai Science and Technology Committee, 500 Dongchuan Rd., Shanghai, 200241, China. Electronic address:
Scientists have spent great efforts exploring self-recognition in non-human animals using the mirror test. In avian species, some of the passerines have passed the test, although the findings are still under debate. The present study aimed at investigating mirror self-recognition ability and making a comparative study of mirror responses in two avian species, the common hill myna from the Passeriformes and the African grey parrot from the Psittaciformes. Read More