Nikolaas Tinbergen, a Nobel Prize Winning Ethologist, As Noted - Deepstash
Nikolaas Tinbergen, a Nobel Prize Winning Ethologist, As Noted

Nikolaas Tinbergen, a Nobel Prize Winning Ethologist, As Noted

  • He constructed plaster eggs to see which a bird preferred to sit on, finding that they would select those that were larger, had more defined markings, or more saturated color—a dayglo-bright one with black polka dots would be selected over the bird’s own pale, dappled eggs.
  • He found that territorial male stickleback fish would attack a wooden fish model more vigorously than a real male if its underside was redder.
  • He constructed cardboard dummy butterflies with more defined markings that male butterflies would try to mate with in preference to real females.

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