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Noisy jackdaws 'cast a vote' by calling to each other before taking off in their thousands


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Noisy jackdaws known for suddenly taking flight in their thousands only do so after calling out to each other louder and louder in a type of bird democracy, according to a study.

The racket made by the black birds is believed to be a form of "consensus decision-making" - something that may draw comparisons with the uproarious House of Commons.

While the huge noise may sound chaotic, experts believe the cacophony is actually the creatures each casting a 'vote'.

https://news.sky.com/story/noisy-jackdaws-cast-a-vote-by-calling-to-each-other-before-taking-off-in-their-thousands-study-shows-12620330

'Democratic' jackdaws use noise to make decisions

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-61551496

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13 hours ago, Still Waters said:

 

The racket made by the black birds is believed to be a form of "consensus decision-making" - something that may draw comparisons with the uproarious House of Commons.

:w00t:

Btw, the photo in the first link shows jackdaws and rooks, not jackdaws and black crows:

skynews-jackdaw-birds-generic_5782286.jpg.d48e53f4924ea79ebd9c2e5b1e6f5252.jpg

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