Collective Behaviour: Leadership and Learning in Flocks

Curr Biol. 2015 Dec 7;25(23):R1127-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.10.031.


A new study has decoded which birds become leaders in homing pigeon flocks, finding an unexpected benefit of leadership: faster birds emerge as leaders, and these leaders learn more about their environment than their followers.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Columbidae*
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Leadership*
  • Learning