Early exposure leads to repeatable preferences for male song in female zebra finches.

@article{Riebel2000EarlyEL,
  title={Early exposure leads to repeatable preferences for male song in female zebra finches.},
  author={Katharina Riebel},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2000},
  volume={267 1461},
  pages={2553-8}
}
This study addressed the question of how early learning processes in females influence later preferences for a male trait. I tested whether exposure to song alone (of a male other than the father) was sufficient for inducing a stable (repeatable) preference in female zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) by limiting early exposure to tape tutoring. A group of… CONTINUE READING