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The discrimination of natural movement by budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulates) and pigeons (Columba livia).

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Three experiments examined the ability of birds to discriminate between the actions of walking forwards and backwards as demonstrated by video clips of a human walking a dog. Experiment 1 revealed that budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulates) could discriminate between these actions when the demonstrators moved consistently from left to right. Test trials then revealed that the discrimination transferred, without additional training, to clips of the demonstrators moving from right to left. Exper...

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10.1037/0097-7403.33.4.371

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Author
Journal:
Journal of experimental psychology. Animal behavior processes More from this journal
Volume:
33
Issue:
4
Pages:
371-380
Publication date:
2007-10-01
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EISSN:
1939-2184
ISSN:
0097-7403
Language:
English
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pubs:267042
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uuid:3e7c82dd-165b-49c2-baee-493a8b4fc32a
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pubs:267042
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267042
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2013-11-17

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