Publications

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Wild cognition and behaviour research:

Shaw RC & Schmelz M (2017). Cognitive test batteries in animal cognition research: evaluating the past, present and future of comparative psychometrics. Animal Cognition 20, 1003-1018.

Shaw RC, MacKinlay RD, Clayton NS, Burns KC (2017). Male New Zealand robins (Petroica longipes) cater to their mate’s desire when sharing food in the wild. Scientific Reports 7, 896.

Shaw RC (2017). Testing cognition in the wild: factors affecting performance and individual consistency in two measures of avian cognition. Behavioural Processes

Loepelt J, Shaw RC, Burns KC (2016). Can you teach an old parrot new tricks? Cognitive development in wild kaka (Nestor meridionalis). Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 283

Shaw RC & MacKinlay RD (2016). Destruction of a North Island robin (Petroica longipes) nest by a little spotted kiwi (Apteryx owenii). Notornis, 63, 46-49. (View the footage here)

Shaw RC, Boogert NJ, Clayton NS & Burns KC (2015). Wild psychometrics: evidence for “general” cognitive performance in wild New Zealand robins Petroica longipes. Animal Behaviour, 109, 101-111.

Eurasian jay cognition:

Ostojić L, Cheke LG, Shaw RC, Legg EW & Clayton NS (2016). Desire-state attribution: benefits of a novel paradigm using the food-sharing behaviour of Eurasian jays (Garrulus glandarius). Communicative & Integrative Biology7, e34412.

Shaw RC & Clayton NS (2014). Pilfering Eurasian jays use visual and acoustic information to locate caches. Animal Cognition, 17, 1281-1288.

Ostojić L, Legg EW, Shaw RC, Cheke LG, Mendl M & Clayton NS (2014). Can male Eurasian jays disengage from their own current desire to feed the female what she wants? Biology Letters, 10

Ostojić L, Shaw RC, Cheke LG & Clayton NS (2013). Evidence suggesting that desire-state attribution may govern food sharing in Eurasian jays. PNAS, 110, 4123–4128.

Shaw RC, Plotnik JM & Clayton NS (2013). Exclusion in corvids: the performance of food-caching Eurasian jays (Garrulus glandarius). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 127, 428–435.

Shaw RC & Clayton NS (2013). Careful cachers and prying pilferers: Eurasian jays (Garrulus glandarius) limit auditory information available to competitors. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 280, 20122238.

Shaw RC & Clayton NS (2012). Eurasian jays, Garrulus glandarius, flexibly switch caching and pilfering tactics in response to social context. Animal Behaviour, 84, 1191–1200.

Ohuruogu, a female Eurasian jay (image courtesy of Kylie Millar)

Brood parasitism in zebra finches:

Shaw RC, Feeney WE & Hauber ME (2014). Nest destruction elicits indiscriminate con- versus heterospecific brood parasitism in a captive bird. Ecology and Evolution, 24, 4500-4504.

Shaw RC & Hauber ME (2012). Linking nest predation with brood parasitism in captive zebra finches: a multi-pair study. Journal of Ethology, 30, 255–262.

Shaw RC & Hauber ME (2009). Experimental support for the role of nest predation in the evolution of brood parasitism. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 22, 1354–1358.

Zebra finches (image courtesy of Dana Campbell)

Other collaborations:

Kavanagh PH, Shaw RC, Burns KC (2016). Potential aposematism in an insular tree species: are signals dishonest early in ontogeny? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society

MacLean, et al. (2014). The evolution of self-control. PNAS, E2140–E2148.

Plotnik JM, Shaw RC, Brubaker DL, Tiller LN & Clayton NS (2014). Thinking with their trunks: elephants use smell but not sound to locate food and exclude nonrewarding alternatives. Animal Behaviour, 88, 91–98.

Campbell DLM, Shaw RC & Hauber ME (2009). The strength of species recognition in captive female zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata): a comparison across Estrildid heterospecifics. Ethology, 115, 23–32.

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