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Effect of salt on the response of birds to sucrose

Physiological Psychology

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Abstract

The preference of male red-winged blackbirds for solutions of sucrose and sucrose with 0.03 M sodium chloride was tested, using a two-bottle choice test. Preliminary experiments demonstrated that the birds were indifferent to 0.03 M NaCl in water. Both control and experimental animals exhibited indifference to the solutions at the lowest concentration and aversion at the highest. The data suggest that the added sodium chloride makes the sucrose stimulus more discriminable.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Effect of salt on the response of birds to sucrose
Series title:
Physiological Psychology
Volume
1
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1973
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
199-200
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Physiological Psychology
First page:
199
Last page:
200
Number of Pages:
2