Zebra finches in the lab:
"Audience effect" experiments in the lab:
Identifying social structure of zebra finch groups:
hidden behind a black curtain,
recording and monitoring birds behaviours A social group of captive zebra finches
Examples of the behaviors monitored:
When the group sex raio is biaised, birds form same-sex pairs!
Pictures of the field site (Arid Zone Research Station, Fowlers Gap, Australia) : http://www.fowlersgap.unsw.edu.au/
A young zebra finch
at nest before fledging
Recording zebra finches in a social tree, Gap Hills
A social tree with up to 30 zebra finches, can you see them?
Play-back experiment at the nest
A natural zebra finch nest in a tree
When water falls in Australia.... Sunset on the field site, GapHills.
Working on a captive group of wild starlings in Paimpont research station (France):
A male European Starling on his nest box. A female European Starling.
Note the blue color at the base of its beak Note the orange colour at the base of its beak