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Research Article

Explorative Learning and Functional Inferences on a Five-Step Means-Means-End Problem in Goffin’s Cockatoos (Cacatua goffini)

  • Alice M. I. Auersperg mail,

    alice.auersperg@univie.ac.at (AA); alex.kacelnik@zoo.ox.ac.uk (AK)

    Affiliations: Department of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany

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  • Alex Kacelnik mail,

    alice.auersperg@univie.ac.at (AA); alex.kacelnik@zoo.ox.ac.uk (AK)

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Auguste M. P. von Bayern

    Affiliations: Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany

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  • Published: July 03, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0068979

About the Authors

Alice M. I. Auersperg
Department of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Alex Kacelnik, Auguste M. P. von Bayern
Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Alice M. I. Auersperg, Auguste M. P. von Bayern
Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AA, AB. Performed the experiments: AA, Constanze Riha (see acknowledgements). Analyzed the data: AA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AA AB AK. Wrote the manuscript: AA AK AB.