Hungry birds citizen science at the Paris Natural History Museum

Some photos of Mónica Arias running her “Hungry Birds” butterfly catching experiment at the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle in Paris.

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The Museum’s internet capability was challenging, so we ran the game server on a Raspberry Pi with an adhoc wifi and provided the data collection ourselves. The project is concerned with analysing pattern recognition and behaviour in predators. We’re using ten different wing patterns (or morphs), and assigning one at random to be the toxic one, and looking at how long it takes people to learn which are edible.

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