Contact: Eleanor Gaskarth
University of Exeter
Caption: Psychologists at the Centre for Research in Animal Behaviour (CRAB) at the University of Exeter are countering magpie folklore, showing that the species is actually frightened of new and unfamiliar objects, rather than attracted to them.
Credit: Ed Shephard
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