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1 January 2002 Locale-specific sugar packet opening by Lesser Antillean Bullfinches in Barbados
Simon M. Reader, Daniel Nover, Louis Lefebvre
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Lesser Antillean Bullfinches Loxigilla noctis were observed opening packets of sugar on the grounds of a hotel on the west coast of Barbados. We presented closed sugar packets at 40 sites in 10 areas on the west coast, near the site where opening was originally observed, to determine whether the foraging behavior was locale-specific. Bullfinches only touched, opened, and fed from sugar packets at the original opening site, suggesting that the behavior pattern was specific to that location.

Simon M. Reader, Daniel Nover, and Louis Lefebvre "Locale-specific sugar packet opening by Lesser Antillean Bullfinches in Barbados," Journal of Field Ornithology 73(1), 82-85, (1 January 2002). https://doi.org/10.1648/0273-8570-73.1.82
Received: 8 January 2001; Accepted: 1 April 2001; Published: 1 January 2002
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