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COURTSHIP FOOD-CALLING IN BURMESE RED JUNGLEFOWL: III. FACTORS INFLUENCING THE MALE'S BEHAVIOR

Van Kampen, Hendrik ; Hogan, Jerry

Behaviour, 2000, Vol.137 (9), p.1191-1209 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

The Netherlands: BRILL

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  • Title:
    COURTSHIP FOOD-CALLING IN BURMESE RED JUNGLEFOWL: III. FACTORS INFLUENCING THE MALE'S BEHAVIOR
  • Author/Creator: Van Kampen, Hendrik ; Hogan, Jerry
  • Publisher: The Netherlands: BRILL
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: Mating behavior ; Courtship ; Hunger ; Food deprivation ; Food availability ; Chickens ; Food access ; Causation ; Male animals ; Female animals ; DOMESTIC CHICKEN ; QUALITY ; YOUNG ; HENS ; GALLUS-GALLUS ; VOCAL COMMUNICATION ; RECEIVER ; FEMALE ; FOWL
  • Is Part Of: Behaviour, 2000, Vol.137 (9), p.1191-1209
  • Description: Food-calling is a display performed by male fowl during courtship. In a series of experiments with adult male junglefowl, we manipulated food deprivation, variety of food available, sexual experience, familiarity with a female, and familiarity with the environment. We measured the frequency and duration of food-calling to a female during standardized tests, and in some experiments we also measured the distance between male and female. Our results show that all the variables had significant effects on food-calling. We interpret these results to mean that causal factors associated with hunger, sex, and fear/exploration all influence the occurrence of food-calling. Some comparisons of courtship food-calling with parental food-calling and food-running are discussed with respect to the causation, function, and evolution of these displays.
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0005-7959
    EISSN: 1568-539X
    DOI: 10.1163/156853900502592