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The use of the geomagnetic field for short distance orientation in zebra finches
Although the ability to use the Earth's magnetic field for long distance orientation and navigation has been demonstrated in many animals, the search for the appropriate receptor has not yetExpand
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Avian Ultraviolet/Violet Cones Identified as Probable Magnetoreceptors
Background The Radical-Pair-Model postulates that the reception of magnetic compass directions in birds is based on spin-chemical reactions in specialized photopigments in the eye, with cryptochromesExpand
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Hippocampal activation of immediate early genes Zenk and c-Fos in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) during learning and recall of a spatial memory task
Zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) are able to learn the position of food by orienting on spatial cues in a 'dry water maze'. In the course of spatial learning, the hippocampus shows high expressionExpand
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Oscillating magnetic field disrupts magnetic orientation in Zebra finches, Taeniopygia guttata
BackgroundZebra finches can be trained to use the geomagnetic field as a directional cue for short distance orientation. The physical mechanisms underlying the primary processes of magnetoreceptionExpand
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Integration of information from both eyes by single neurons of nucleus rotundus, ectostriatum and lateral neostriatum in the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata castanotis Gould)
Although the optic nerve in birds crosses completely, visual information from the ipsilateral eye also reaches the ectostriatum, the telencephalic statibon of the tectofugal pathway, by recrossingExpand
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Adolescent social environment shapes sexual and aggressive behaviour of adult male zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata)
Adolescence is the pivotal transitional phase during which animals become sexually and socially mature and acquire the skills to cope with a variety of environmental challenges on their own. WeExpand
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Spatial Memory and Hippocampal Function in a NonFoodstoring Songbird, the Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttata)
Spatial memory and hippocampal function have as yet been investigated mainly in pigeons and food storing songbirds. We show here that the zebra finch, a songbird not specialized in food storing andExpand
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Influence of adult courtship experience on the development of sexual preferences in zebra finch males
Young zebra finch, Taeniopygia guttata castanotis, males were raised by Bengalese finch, Lonchura striata, foster parents until day 35, 40 or 50 of age, respectively. Following isolation until dayExpand
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A stereotaxic headholder for small birds
  • H. Bischof
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Brain Research Bulletin
  • 1 October 1981
A Stereotaxic headholder especially designed for small birds is described. The major advantage of the holder is its easy handling when mounting the bird to the apparatus, and better access to theExpand
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