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Everyone knows that animals can communicate with each other, although they do not speak in the usual sense of the word. If there were translators from a dog or a monkey, they would have had enough of a set of several phrases, like “I'm scared!”, “I'll kill you!” Or “Give me some food.” Well, maybe a couple more. In any case, animals do not lie, do not gossip, and do not argue.
So it seems to us ...
Prairie dogs can describe you in detail.
Prairie dogs are such small, talkative creatures that live in underground “cities” with a population that sometimes reaches hundreds and thousands, and in some cases millions of individuals. They communicate with the help of loud barks and screaming.
If you ever happen to pass by these dogs and you hear something like that, then be sure that they are discussing you.
The “tongue” of the prairie dogs is so complex that it contains separate “words”, denoting not only the approaching predator, but also denoting its appearance. That is, they have specific sounds that translate as “a person is walking!”
Moreover, the signals issued by the prairie dogs may also contain information about what kind of person it is. During one experiment, it turned out that the signals issued by the prairie dogs vary depending on the color of the shirt on the person, on whether he is tall or low, how close he is and how fast he moves.
That is, these small rodents of the squirrel family communicate at a more advanced level than dolphins and chimpanzees.
Professor Kon Slobodchikov, a professor at the University of Northern Arizona, studied the behavior of prairie dogs for 30 years and came to the conclusion that they could quite pronounce a phrase in their own language that would translate to something like “A thin tall man in a green shirt runs to us and he is already close ".
Painted maleur engages in dialogue with a predator (to impress the female)
Many other birds like to hunt these charming birds with bright plumage in Australia, but the most dangerous for them are the flute birds.
These winged sadists love to impale their still living prey on the thorns of thorny plants - for some reason they taste better.
When the flute bird flies out to hunt, looking for what it is to profit by, and starts its pre-dinner trills, the male maleur immediately responds and begins to sing along. And so cleverly adapts that the duet with a possible killer seems to be perfect - it's hard to believe that two completely different birds are singing.
Why is he so substituted? For the same reason that most males in nature do anything - to make an impression on the female. Such a blatant arrogance and even in relation to the terrible murderer is evidence of self-confidence, and women, as you know, love confidence and recklessness.
Scientists explain this phenomenon as follows:
When a predator like a flute bird is nearby, the female of the painted baby lurks and tensely listens to the sounds that come from danger. Their attention at this moment is entirely owned by a terrible flute death. Here the males are trying to seize the moment, to be in the center of their attention, and even to trump their fearlessness.
The calculation, by the way, is justified - females readily honor the brave men with their location. Unless, of course, are still alive.
Bluebird Caterpillars - Sweet Voices
The caterpillar of the blue butterfly has a phenomenal ability - it can get at someone else's expense, posing as someone else. Absolutely, it would seem, human tactics. How can some arthropod without a well-developed brain make such scams?
On the body of the caterpillar, at its very head, is a tiny “lip”. When this creature bothers to get food for itself, it begins to scrape away this “lip” - the result is a “song” very similar to the one that the ant queen sings. So similar, that the ants immediately drag the caterpillar into its anthill, where it lives in clover right up to pupation and turning into a butterfly.
All this time, the ants feed it, protect it from danger, drag it along if there is a need to move to a new place, and pay royal honors.
She doesn’t even have to bother to chew - the working ants belch the food already chewed and flavored with their useful enzymes right into the caterpillar's mouth.And in the most hungry times, the ants even feed the parasite of their own unborn brothers and sisters (also chewing before).
At the same time, the ants either expel or even completely kill the real queens - such is the power of the evil spell of the fraud.
Peruvian ant-singers sing jealousy scenes
Peruvian anteloids live in pairs on a strictly demarcated territory. When any extraneous bird accidentally flies into their territory, they tighten the harmonious duet to make it clear to the stranger that the place is occupied by a happy and friendly family.
This is very touching, but only until a lone female ant-pischer appears on the horizon and does not start moving back and forth as if not noticing that the place is taken.
As soon as this happens, the male immediately changes his song to “bachelor”, trying to attract a new female. Well, in a neighborly way.
The legitimate spouse, noticing that her marriage is bursting at the seams, begins to actively sing along to her faithful - but arrhythmically and loudly to drown out his lustful trills.
The male, of course, also does not give up so easily and tries to sing even louder ... and a real family scandal soon arises.
Gecko orders food
Like most of us, Madagascar geckos adore when they are served ready-made food. And they even found those who cook their favorite dish — tiny green insects called humpbacks.
These creatures penetrate the trees and drink tree sap. Then they digest this juice and secrete a sweetish liquid, the so-called “pad”. For geckos, this is a favorite treat, and humpbacks are always happy to accept an order. Here’s how it happens:
The gecko approaches the insect and starts nodding methodically. The humpback first responds with convulsive trembling - they say, “the order is accepted, wait,” and then it shoots a stream of translucent liquid directly into the mouth of the lizard.