Influence of adult courtship experience on the development of sexual preferences in zebra finch males

@article{Immelmann1991InfluenceOA,
  title={Influence of adult courtship experience on the development of sexual preferences in zebra finch males},
  author={Klaus Immelmann and Ragna Pr{\"o}ve and Reinhard Lassek and H. Bischof},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1991},
  volume={42},
  pages={83-89}
}
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 day 100, about half of the birds in each age group were tested for their preference for Bengalese or zebra finch females in two double-choice tests (pretests). After breeding experience with a conspecific female for 7 months, their sexual preferences were re-tested in two series of five double-choice… CONTINUE READING

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