Parrots Are Politically Incorrect Food Wasters

(p. D2) According to a study last month in Scientific Reports, wild parrots across the world . . . waste food . . .

The new study provides “a comprehensive picture of parrots’ food wasting behavior in their natural environment,” said Anastasia Krasheninnikova, a biologist at the Max Planck Comparative Cognition Research Group in Spain, an independent commenter.

For the full story, see:

Cara Giaimo. “Polly Wants to Discard Another Cracker.” The New York Times (Tuesday, November 5, 2019): D2.

(Note: ellipses added.)

(Note: the online version of the story has the date Nov. 2, 2019, and has the title “Why Do Parrots Waste So Much Food?” The online version quoted above, but not the print version, gives the name of the journal Scientific Reports.)

The Scientific Reports study mentioned above, is:

Sebastián-González, Esther, Fernando Hiraldo, Guillermo Blanco, Dailos Hernández-Brito, Pedro Romero-Vidal, Martina Carrete, Eduardo Gómez-Llanos, Erica C. Pacífico, José A. Díaz-Luque, Francisco V. Dénes, and José L. Tella. “The Extent, Frequency and Ecological Functions of Food Wasting by Parrots.” Scientific Reports 9, no. 1 (2019): 15280, DOI: .

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