Effects of artificial social stimuli on the reproductive schedule and hormone levels of yellow-eyed penguins (Megadyptes antipodes).

@article{Setiawan2007EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of artificial social stimuli on the reproductive schedule and hormone levels of yellow-eyed penguins (Megadyptes antipodes).},
  author={Alvin Nugraha Setiawan and Lloyd S. Davis and John T. Darby and Pieter Mark Lokman and Graham Young and Margaret Anne Blackberry and Belinda L. Cannell and G B Martin},
  journal={Hormones and behavior},
  year={2007},
  volume={51 1},
  pages={46-53}
}
The effects of social stimuli on avian reproductive behaviors such as breeding schedules and courtship behaviors are well known due to numerous field studies. However, studies that have simultaneously examined the effects of social stimuli on reproductive behavior and the mediating endocrine mechanisms have been largely restricted to captive populations, which may not be representative of free-living populations. This study, conducted over two breeding seasons, aimed to simultaneously measure… CONTINUE READING