The interaction of acute and chronic stress on neophobia in European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris).Merullo, Devin Paul.
Neophobia is an animal's aversive reaction to novelty. Typically, animals avoid novel objects in their environment, although there is considerable variation in the magnitude and duration of neophobia between species. This behavior was tested in European starlings by removing their food overnight and replacing it in the morning. When novel objects were placed at or near the food dish, b... read more