Measurement of Complacency in Blackbirds

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Title: Measurement of Complacency in Blackbirds
Creators: Burtt, Harold E.; Giltz, Maurice L.
Issue Date: 1969-03
Citation: The Ohio Journal of Science. v69 n2 (March, 1969), 109-114
Abstract: he complacency—agitation continuum in Blackbirds was studied by recording their behavior in an observation cage. A scoring pattern with a reliability of 0.91 was developed. Cowbirds are the most complacent species and Starlings the most agitated. Grackles and Red-wings are intermediate. Individual differences within each species are demonstrated. It is probable that the trait under investigation is composed of a number of factors and that a factor analysis of several tests like the present one will throw light on avian personality structure
Description: Author Institution: Department of Psychology and Department of Zoology, Ohio State University
ISSN: 0030-0950
Rights: Reproduction of articles for non-commercial educational or research use granted without request if credit to The Ohio State University and The Ohio Academy of Science is given.
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