The Bengalese Finch: A Window on the Behavioral Neurobiology of Birdsong Syntax

@article{Okanoya2004TheBF,
  title={The Bengalese Finch: A Window on the Behavioral Neurobiology of Birdsong Syntax},
  author={K. Okanoya},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2004},
  volume={1016}
}
  • K. Okanoya
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • The Bengalese finch Lonchura striata var. [...] Key Method To examine the functional utility of the song complexity, we compared serum levels of estradiol and measured the amount of nesting materials carried into the nest by female birds that were stimulated with either the complex "domesticated" song or the simple wild-type song. In the females stimulated with complex songs the estradiol levels were significantly higher and the amount of nesting material carried was significantly greater.Expand Abstract
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