Incidental Cache Use by the Brown Thrasher, with Notes on Secondary Cache Use by Additional Avian Species

Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) Science Article 11


Food hoarding is a widespread and complex behavior (Vander Wall 1990). Most research has focused on cache placement or food recovery by the hoarding animal, or on cache theft by conspecifics or by other food-hoarding species. Here, I document the way in which Brown Thrashers (Toxostoma rufum) used caches likely made by jays or squirrels.

Mark J. Komoroski, The Chat, Vol. 65, No.2, Spring 2001

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