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  • Developmental stress predicts social network position 

    Boogert, Neeltje Janna; Farine, Damien; Spencer, Karen Anne (2014-10-29) - Journal article
    The quantity and quality of social relationships, as captured by social network analysis, can have major fitness consequences. Various studies have shown that individual differences in social behaviour can be due to variation ...
  • Does foraging behaviour affect female mate preferences and pair formation in captive zebra finches? 

    Boogert, Neeltje J.; Bui, Cavina; Howarth, Krista; Giraldeau, Luc-Alain; Lefebvre, Louis (2010-12-15) - Journal article
    Background: Successful foraging is essential for survival and reproductive success. In many bird species, foraging is a learned behaviour. To cope with environmental change and survive periods in which regular foods are ...
  • Does song complexity correlate with problem-solving performance in flocks of zebra finches? 

    Templeton, Christopher Neal; Laland, Kevin Neville; Boogert, Neeltje Janna (2014-06) - Journal article
    The ‘cognitive capacity hypothesis’ states that song complexity could potentially be used by prospective mates to assess an individual's overall cognitive ability. Several recent studies have provided support for the ...
  • Food preference and copying behaviour in zebra finches, Taeniopygia guttata 

    Guillette, Lauren; Morgan, Kate; Hall, Zachary Jonas; Bailey, Ida Elizabeth; Healy, Susan Denise (2014-11) - Journal article
    As a social species zebra finches might be expected to copy the food choices of more experienced conspecifics. This prediction has been tested previously by presenting observers with two demonstrator birds that differ in ...
  • Neural correlates of nesting behavior in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) 

    Hall, Z.J.; Bertin, M.; Bailey, I.E.; Meddle, S.L.; Healy, S.D. (2014-05-01) - Journal article
    Nest building in birds involves a behavioral sequence (nest material collection and deposition in the nest) that offers a unique model for addressing how the brain sequences motor actions. In this study, we identified brain ...
  • The neuroethology and evolution of nest-building behaviour 

    Hall, Zachary J. (University of St Andrews, 2014-12-01) - Thesis
    A surge of recent work elucidating a role for learning and memory in avian nest-building behaviour has challenged the long-standing assumption that nest building develops under genetic control. Whereas that work has been ...
  • Wild at heart? : differential maternal investment in wild and domesticated zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) 

    Pariser, Emma C (University of St Andrews, 2010-01) - Thesis
    Over the past twenty years there has been an exponential increase in the investigation of maternal effects. Understanding the adaptive function of maternal allocation strategies is integral to interpreting the evolutionary ...