Birds of Indian Subcontinent

Agonistic behavior in the Java Finch (Padda oryzivora)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1980
Authors:Baptista, LF, Atwood, AD
Journal:Journal of Ornithology
Date Published:1980
ISBN Number:2193-7192
Keywords:Estrildidae, Lonchura, Lonchura oryzivora, Padda, Padda oryzivora
Abstract:Summary Agonistic displays were studied in the Java Finch. In common with other passerines, supplanting attacks and head-forward displays were observed. However, head-twisting and head-waving as aggressive signals appear to be unique to the species. Backward-waving, another display observed, occurs also in the Cutthroat Finch. Head-twisting, head-waving, and backward-waving are present in juvenile begging postures which have apparently been ritualized and used as aggressive displays by adult Java Finches
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