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The development of stimulus preferences in the pecking behavior of young herring gulls (Larus argentatus).

Mats NystroМ€m

The development of stimulus preferences in the pecking behavior of young herring gulls (Larus argentatus).

by Mats NystroМ€m

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Published by Lund University in [Lund] Sweden .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Herring gull -- Behavior.,
  • Imprinting (Psychology)

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographies.

    SeriesPsychological research bulletin,, X:2-3
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBF21.A1 P75 10:2, etc., QL696.L46 P75 10:2, etc.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4929141M
    LC Control Number76355756

    Nikolaas Tinbergen. Nikolaas Tinbergen () is known for his studies of stimulus-response processes in wasps, fishes, and gulls. He shared the Nobel Prize in medicine in for work on the organization and causes of social and individual patterns of behavior in animals.. Nikolaas Tinbergen, a zoologist, animal psychologist, and pioneer in the field of ethology (the study of the. very large eggs, there is nothing to prevent the development of a supernormal size preference. There is no reason to assume that all instances of supernormality have the same causes. For example, young herring gulls (Larus argentatus argentatus) obtain food from their parents by pecking at the parent's bill until it regurgi-tates.

    Lorenz and Tinbergen explain FAP's in Sticklebacks and Herring gulls -Sticklebacks: red belly, male will attack the other male, not red belly & swollen, male will court the female -Gulls: red dot on beak in the gull elicits begging response, color red is stimulus. You might expect herring gulls to have evolved so that they more closely match the characteristics of the supernormal stimulus. But a long narrow bill might have compromised their ability to feed. So clearly there is a balance to be struck here between the feeding demands of the adult and young birds.

    6. Young gulls peck on the red spot on the beak of the parent to receive food. When scientists create larger red areas on artificial beaks to examine these pecking responses we call this: (a) Creating a super beak (b) Creating a super stimulus (c) Creating habituation (d) Imprinting. Goodwin, E. B., Hess, E. H.: Innate visual form preferences in the pecking behavior of young chicks. Behav – ( Perdeck, A. C.: On the stimulus situation releasing the begging response in the newly hatched Herring Gull Chick (Larus argentatus Ingle D. () Visual Behavior Development in Nonmammalian Vertebrates.


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The development of stimulus preferences in the pecking behavior of young herring gulls (Larus argentatus) by Mats NystroМ€m Download PDF EPUB FB2

The ontogeny of the pecking response of herring gull chicks, Larus argentatus, was investigated in an attempt to resolve potential contributions of maturation, habituation, conditioned inhibitioned, classical conditioning and us studies had shown strong innate preferences for certain stimuli,but no significant preference for herring gulls over laughing gulls, Larus atricilla Cited by: Young gulls exposed to a moving silent pendulum subsequently selected the familiar stimulus in a choice test, indicating the suitability of pendulums as visual imprinting stimuli for this species.

The development of stimulus preferences in the pecking behavior of young herring gulls: V: effects of food reinforcement Psychol. Res. Bull.,Lund University (), pp. 1 Cited by: The development of stimulus preferences in the pecking behaviour of young Herring Gulls (Larus argentatus): IV.

Experience with a rearranged world of hues. - Psychol. Res. Bull., Lund Univ. X:2, p. I-I3. - (Ib). The development of stimulus preferences in the pecking behaviour of young Herring Gulls (Larus argentatus): V.

Effects of food. Previous studies had shown strong innate preferences for certain stimuli,but no significant preference for herring gulls over laughing gulls, Larus atricilla, either at birth or among older chicks Author: Carel Ten Cate.

The paper begins with a description of the begging behaviour of herring gull chicks, again mentioning that Goethe () did some preliminary studies suggesting that naïve chicks had a preference for pecking at red objects. Tinbergen next mentioned that his own study was initiated with the aim of doing a systematic experimental study on.

Nature and nurture in the development of behaviour Hailman's experiment on development of pecking preference in young herring gulls Herring gull chicks peck at a red spot on their parents' bill to induce them to regurgitate food.

Hailman tested Lorenz's claim that this behaviour is innate. A similar differential effect of test stimuli on these two call types has also been found in young herring gulls (Evans MS). Soe. N.Y., 8, Nystrom, M. The development of stimulus pref- erences in the pecking behavior of young herring gulls: V: effects of food reinforcement.

Psychol. Res. Bull. (Lund University),Previous studies had shown strong innate preferences for certain stimuli,but no significant preference for herring gulls over laughing gulls, Larus atricilla, either at birth or among older chicks.

Intro to animal behavior. Learned behaviors. Up Next. Learned behaviors. Biology is brought to you with support from the Amgen Foundation.

Biology is brought to you with support from the. Our mission is to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere. Khan Academy is. After studying the material on this page you should be able to: recognize the names & faces of the founders of ethology and behaviourism list and compare the characteristics of ethology and experimental animal psychology describe the 'nature/nurture' problem explain the significance of Hailman's experiment on development of pecking preference in young herring gulls describe the interaction.

2. Cooperate. Gulls are social creatures. Kind of like us, in fact. Most of the time, they act like they can’t stand each other. They squabble, they posture, they fight, they eat each other’s eggs but deep down, they know they need each other. There’s an understanding among gulls, an uneasy peace that’s built on a strict code of status and seniority.

The European herring gull (Larus argentatus) is a large gull, up to 66 cm (26 in) of the best-known of all gulls along the shores of Western Europe, it was once abundant. It breeds across Northern Europe, Western Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, and the Baltic European herring gulls, especially those resident in colder areas, migrate further south in.

Experiments were made using models to analyse the stimuli evoking the pecking behaviour of young Arctic Terns, with comparative tests on Herring Gulls in one year.

Some of the findings for the. Red, blue and white stimulus strips were repeatedly presented for I5 sec., with I5 sec. pauses between trials, to three different groups (N=I0, I0 and I8, respective) of two-day old herring gulls.

Herring Gulls are ideal as bioindicators of ecosystem and environmental health, and as model organisms to study ecology, behavior, and the effects of environmental variables and contaminants because they are diurnal, common, abundant, large, and long-lived, as well as they nest in colonies over a wide geographical distribution.

Because they are diurnal, common, large, and nest in colonies. Neuroethology is the evolutionary and comparative approach to the study of animal behavior and its underlying mechanistic control by the nervous system.

This interdisciplinary branch of behavioral neuroscience endeavors to understand how the central nervous system translates biologically relevant stimuli into natural behavior.

For example, many bats are capable of echolocation which is used. Evans, R. M.,Responsiveness of young herring gulls to stimuli from their own and other species: Effects of training with food, Can. Zool. – Google Scholar. A supernormal stimulus or superstimulus is an exaggerated version of a stimulus to which there is an existing response tendency, or any stimulus that elicits a response more strongly than the stimulus for which it evolved.

For example, when it comes to bird eggs, they can evolve to prefer the artificial versions to their own, particularly evident in brood parasitism, and humans can be. • fixed action patterns, or similar behaviour sequences, are produced by a neural network known as the innate releasing mechanism in response to an external sensory stimulus known as a sign stimulus or releaser.

case study of fixed action pattern • herring gull caring for its chicks • the parent gull has a red spot on its beak. -performed a number of influential studies on the behavior of various animals including digger wasps, stickleback fish, and herring gulls-wrote the first textbook of ethology "The Study of Instinct" in well known for originating the four questions (or levels of analysis) that can be asked of any animal behavior.An adult herring gull's beak is bright yellow, with a spot closed to its tip.

In Tinbergen's experimental manipulations, the greatest pecking/gaping response in herring gull chicks was elicited by a pencil with red bands on it moved horizontally, an example of a "supernormal stimulus.".e.g., herring gull chick's begging response - pecking at the red dot on the beak.

exaggerated stimulus where there is a STRONG preference that enlists a response ex: preference for giant eggs in Oystercatchers Examples: Bared teeth in dogs or the upright threatening position from herring gulls.