The role of sex steroids in courtship, pairing and pairing behaviors in the socially monogamous zebra finch.

@article{Tomaszycki2006TheRO,
  title={The role of sex steroids in courtship, pairing and pairing behaviors in the socially monogamous zebra finch.},
  author={Michelle Lynn Tomaszycki and Sunayana B. Banerjee and Elizabeth Adkins-Regan},
  journal={Hormones and behavior},
  year={2006},
  volume={50 1},
  pages={141-7}
}
The purpose of this study was to test whether sex steroid actions are necessary for courtship and pairing in socially monogamous birds. We examined the effects of an aromatase inhibitor, 1,4,6-androstatriene-3,17-dione (ATD), combined with an anti-androgen, flutamide (F), on the behavior and pairing status of initially unpaired male and female zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata). In the first experiment, 24 adult males were implanted with either a combination of ATD and flutamide or empty… CONTINUE READING

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