Food avoidance by red-winged blackbirds conditioned with a pyrazine odor

@inproceedings{Michael1990FoodAB,
  title={Food avoidance by red-winged blackbirds conditioned with a pyrazine odor},
  author={O. Ezenwal Michael and Michael L. Avery and Curtis O. Nelms and U. S.},
  year={1990}
}
--Brown rice treated with 2-methoxy-3-methylpyrazine (one of a family of compounds reported to function as warning odors in nature) was not repellent to test groups of four Red-winged Blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus). But, after pairing with methiocarb, an illness-inducing agent, the odor of methylpyrazine was an effective conditioned stimulus that reduced the birds' rice consumption. Furthermore, rice consumption remained suppressed even after pyrazine was no longer present. A combination of… CONTINUE READING

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