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Cue learning by rufous hummingbirds (Selasphorus rufus).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11987877     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The authors investigated the use by wild-living rufous hummingbirds (Selasphorus rufus) of flower color pattern and flower position for remembering rewarded flowers. Birds were presented with arrays of artificial flowers, a proportion of which was rewarded. Once the locations were learned by the birds, the array was moved 2 m, and flower color pattern and/or rewarded positions were manipulated. The birds' ability to learn which were the rewarded flowers in this 2nd array was much more strongly affected by whether the rewarded flowers occupied the same positions as in the 1st array than by their color patterns.
Authors:
T Andrew Hurly; Susan D Healy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of experimental psychology. Animal behavior processes     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0097-7403     ISO Abbreviation:  J Exp Psychol Anim Behav Process     Publication Date:  2002 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-05-03     Completed Date:  2002-12-04     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7504289     Medline TA:  J Exp Psychol Anim Behav Process     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  209-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Animals, Wild
Appetitive Behavior
Association Learning*
Birds*
Color Perception*
Cues
Discrimination Learning*
Flowers
Mental Recall*
Motivation*
Orientation
Pattern Recognition, Visual

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