Development of song and reinforcing effects of song in female chaffinches

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1977
Authors:Kling, JW, Stevenson-Hinde, J
Journal:Animal Behaviour
Issue:Part 1
Date Published:1977
ISBN Number:0003-3472
Keywords:Fringilla, Fringilla coelebs, Fringillidae
Abstract:Eight autumn-caught female chaffinches were injected with testosterone in their first spring. They were allowed to perch on a particular perch to produce a playback of a normal, male song. Both the course of their song development and the reinforcing effect of the playback song were comparable to that shown by a group of similarly-treated males.
Short Title:Animal Behaviour
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