Shy birds settle down together, while bold birds continue to party

Shy birds stick together in flocks while their bold counterparts have more social partners, according to research from Oxford University and ANU.

Through a new way of analysing social networks that link individual animals to each other, the research on species of the Great Tit in Wytham Woods near Oxford in the United Kingdom also found that shy birds tend to have more stable relationships than bold ones.

The research was aimed at understanding why individuals differ in social behaviour, and what the consequences this could have in the wild.

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