New research has uncovered an interesting finding about the consequences of birds’ learnt behaviour in relation to traffic.
When driving along a fast road, you may have seen some species of bird happily wandering the hard-shoulder, apparently oblivious to the traffic zooming past them. Some species, such as magpies, seem especially expert at hopping out of the way to avoid on-coming cars.
Previous studies have actually shown that birds are able to adapt to the direction of traffic and lane use, and this apparently results in reduced risks of fatal traffic accidents.
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More about this fascinating topic can be read in the full research article here.