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Experientia

, Volume 49, Issue 11, pp 1022–1023 | Cite as

Obtaining copulation solicitation displays in female canaries without estradiol implants

  • L. Nagle
  • M. L. Kreutzer
  • E. M. Vallet
Research Articles

Abstract

Female domesticated canaries (Serinus canaria) respond to conspecific song with copulation solicitation display (CSD) between 22 and 27 days after their first offspring has hatched. This period could be used to investigate the acoustical preferences of female canaries. This non-invasive method respects the natural reproductive cycle and could be an alternative to the invasive method of estradiol implants.

Key words

Snng stimuli sexual responses female canaries non-invasive method natural reproductive cycle 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Nagle
    • 1
  • M. L. Kreutzer
    • 1
  • E. M. Vallet
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire d'Ethologie Expérimentale et Comparée, C.N.R.S-U.R.A. 667Université Paris NordVilletaneuseFrance

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