Authors
  • Metz, Karen J.
  • Weatherhead, Patrick J.
Universities

Summary

We performed an experiment to investigate effects of red leg bands on the behavior of male Red-winged Blackbirds. We presented models having either black, blue, or red leg bands to territorial male Red-winged Blackbirds to test the hypothesis that any color of band that contrasts with the color of the legs makes an individual appear abnormal or unhealthy and therefore subject to attack.

Methodology

Used different colored bands and observed