Previous Breeding Experience and Hormone-Induced Incubation Behavior in the Ring Dove

Science  02 Dec 1960:
Vol. 132, Issue 3440, pp. 1667-1668
DOI: 10.1126/science.132.3440.1667


Injected progesterone induces incubation behavior much faster, and in a higher percentage of cases, in doves with previous breeding experience thanin those without such experience. The nature of the animal's previous experience is thus one of the variables influencing behavioral responses to exogenous hormones.