Development of head and foot coordination in the Australian magpie Gymnorhina tibicen, and the function of play.

Head and foot coordination of juvenile magpies occurs during object or social manipulations beginning at 4 wk after fledging. The pattern supports the hypothesis that play functions as practice in the performance of motor patterns which involve complex skills used in many situations later in life. -from Author

Head and foot coordination of juvenile magpies occurs during object or social manipulations beginning at 4 wk after fledging. The pattern supports the hypothesis that play functions as practice in the performance of motor patterns which involve complex skills used in many situations later in life. -from Author

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