Ovarian activity of female ring doves (Streptopelia risoria) exposed to marginal stimuli from males

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Although previous studies have indicated that male displays promote ovulation in the female ring dove, it was unknown whether perception of the male’s structural features was an essential prerequisite for the response. In the present study, females were exposed to the shadow of a courting male or to his vocalization alone. Vocalization itself was ineffective in inducing ovulation, but half of the females provided with the additional visual stimulus laid eggs. It is suggested that perception of the feather and color patterns of the male are not essential conditions for the female’s response. © 1973, Psychonomic Society, Inc.. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lambe, DR; Erickson, CJ

Published Date

  • January 1, 1973

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 281 - 283

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0090-5046

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3758/BF03326923

Citation Source

  • Scopus