The effect of flicker from fluorescent lights on mate choice in captive birds

@article{Evans2006TheEO,
  title={The effect of flicker from fluorescent lights on mate choice in captive birds},
  author={Jennifer Evans and Innes C. Cuthill and Andrew T. D. Bennett},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2006},
  volume={72},
  pages={393-400}
}
The visual systems of birds are hypothesized to have higher temporal resolution than those of humans, suggesting that they may be able to perceive the flicker emitted from conventional low-frequency fluorescent lights (LF; 100 Hz in Europe, 120 Hz in the U.S.A.). These lights are commonly used in the housing of captive birds and this may affect both their welfare and performance in experiments. We carried out mate choice experiments on European starlings, Sturnus vulgaris, under both lowand… CONTINUE READING

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