*Biology Dept., Marlborough College, Marlborough, Wilts.
Effects of the light regime and breeding experience on budgerigar reproduction
Article first published online: 20 AUG 2009
Journal of Zoology
Volume 170, Issue 4, pages 475–484, August 1973
How to Cite
Putman, R. J. and Hinde, R. A. (1973), Effects of the light regime and breeding experience on budgerigar reproduction. Journal of Zoology, 170: 475–484. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.1973.tb05061.x
- Issue published online: 20 AUG 2009
- Article first published online: 20 AUG 2009
- Accepted 13 March 1973
Female budgerigars, provided with nest-boxes and exposed to male vocalizations, lay more rapidly under a 14 L: 10 D photoregime than under regimes involving shorter light periods, though some birds will lay even when kept under continuous darkness. The photoperiod affects principally the interval between nest-box entry and egg-laying. Birds with previous breeding experience lay sooner than naive birds.