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Blind imitation in pigeons, Columba livia

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Pigeons that had been trained with a food reward both to peck at and to step on a horizontal plate were allowed to observe a conspecific demonstrator pecking at or stepping on the plate before a test in which the observers were not rewarded for either pecking or stepping. In experiment 1, the demonstrators were not rewarded while being observed. In spite of this, the observers provided evidence of imitation: those that had observed pecking made a greater proportion of pecking responses on tes...

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Journal:
Animal Behaviour More from this journal
Volume:
72
Issue:
2
Pages:
287-296
Publication date:
2006-08-01
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ISSN:
0003-3472
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:285062
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uuid:1e6a4ea8-8f88-45a8-ae4f-928e4eedafe0
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pubs:285062
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285062
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2013-11-17

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