Further Reading

Bateson P (1982) Preference for cousins in Japanese quail. Nature 295: 236-237.

Bischof HJ (2003) Neural mechanisms of sexual imprinting. Animal Biology 53: 89-112.

Bolhuis JJ (1996) Development of perceptual mechanisms in birds: Predispositions and imprinting. In: Moss CJ and Shettleworth SJ (eds.) Neuroethological Studies of Cognitive and Perceptual Processes, pp. 158-184. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Gottlieb G (1971) Development of Species Identification in Birds. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Hansen BT, Johannessen LE, and Slagsvold T (in press) Imprinted species recognition lasts for life in free-living great tits and blue tits.

Animal Behaviour (doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2007.07.023; available online 29 Oct. 2007).

Hansen BT and Slagsvold T (2003) Rival imprinting - Interspecifically cross-fostered tits defend their territories against heterospecific intruders. Animal Behaviour 65: 1117-1123.

Hess EH (1973) Imprinting. Early Experience and the Developmental Psychobiology of Attachment. New York: Van Nostrand.

Immelmann K (1975) Ecological significance of imprinting and early learning. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 6: 15-37.

Kruijt JP and Meeuwissen GB (1991) Sexual preferences of male zebra finches: Effects of early and adult experience. Animal Behaviour 42: 91-102.

Laland KN (1994) On the evolutionary consequences of sexual imprinting. Evolution 48: 477-489.

Lorenz KZ (1937) The companion in the bird's world. Auk 54: 245-273.

Slagsvold T, Hansen BT, Johannessen LE, and Lifjeld JT (2002) Mate choice and imprinting in birds studied by cross-fostering in the wild. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 269: 1449-1455.

Slagsvold T and Wiebe KL (2007) Learning the ecological niche. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 274: 19-23.

ten Cate C and Bateson P (1989) Sexual imprinting and a preference for 'supernormal' partners in Japanese quail. Animal Behaviour 38: 356-357.

ten Cate C, Verzijden MN, and Etman E (2006) Sexual imprinting can induce sexual preferences for exaggerated parental traits. Current Biology 16: 1128-1132.

ten Cate C and Vos DR (1999) Sexual imprinting and evolutionary processes in birds: A reassessment. Advances in the Study of Behavior 28: 1-31.

ten Cate C, Vos DR, and Mann N (1993) Sexual imprinting and song learning: Two of one kind? Netherlands Journal of Zoology 43: 34-45.

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