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Wild honeyguide bird learns human calls, aids in finding honeycomb

The honeyguide bird in Africa has a unique relationship with people; it will lead them to trees filled with honeycomb. A new study shows that these wild birds somehow learn the distinct calls used by human honey foragers in different countries to indicate that they’d like to partner up on a honey-seeking mission.

NPR’s Nell Greenfieldboyce reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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