Captive European Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) in Breeding Condition Show an Increased Cardiovascular Stress Response to Intruders.Romero, L. Michael.
Dickens, Molly J.
Nephew, Benjamin C.
European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) alter their physiology and behavior between seasons, becoming territorial during the spring/summer and flocking during the fall/winter. We used captive male starlings in breeding (photostimulated to 18L : 6D) and nonbreeding (11L : 13D) conditions to determine whether changing physiology and behavior alters their reaction to crowding. One or five intruders ent... read more
- Stress (Physiology)
- Sturnus vulgaris.
- Animal behavior.
- Tufts University. Department of Biology.
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- Molly J. Dickens , Benjamin C. Nephew , and L. Michael Romero , "Captive European Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) in Breeding Condition Show an Increased Cardiovascular Stress Response to Intruders," Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 79, no. 5 (September/October 2006): -. DOI: 10.1086/506007.