Search image formation in the blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Alexandra T. Pietrewicz, Alan C. Kamil

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Abstract

Blue jays trained to detect Catocala moths in slides were exposed to two types of slide series containing these moths: series of one species and series of two species intermixed. In one-species series, detection ability increased with successive encounters with one prey type. No similar effect occurred in two-species series. These results are a direct demonstration of a specific search image.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1332-1333
Number of pages2
JournalScience
Volume204
Issue number4399
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StatePublished - Jan 1 1979

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Search image formation in the blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata). / Pietrewicz, Alexandra T.; Kamil, Alan C.

In: Science, Vol. 204, No. 4399, 01.01.1979, p. 1332-1333.

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Pietrewicz, Alexandra T. ; Kamil, Alan C. / Search image formation in the blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata). In: Science. 1979 ; Vol. 204, No. 4399. pp. 1332-1333.
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