Publications - LECC

Publications 2011 and in press




  • Giret, N.,  Nitsch, A., Nagle L. 2011. Phonological-dependent territorial responses in yellowhammers (Emberiza citrinella).  Behavioural Processes, 88, 67-71.


  • Lerch, A. Rat-Fischer, L.,  Gratier, M. et Nagle L 2011. Diet quality affects male choice in domestic female canary Serinus canaria. Ethology, 117, 769-776.

  • Bovet, D. 2011. Les progrès de la connaissance en cognition animale: l'hypothèse du cerveau social. In : La question animale, entre science, littérature et philosophie (Eds. J.P. Engélibert, L. Campos, C. Coquio & G. Chapouthier), Presses Universitaires de Rennes, Rennes, pp. 39-51.

  • Giret, N., Roy, P., Albert, A., Pachet, F., Kreutzer, M. & Bovet, D. 2011. Finding good acoustic features for parrot vocalizations: The feature generation approach. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 129, 1089-1099

  • Leblanc, F., Pothet, G., Saint Jalme, M, Dorval, M. & Bovet, D. Training large macaws for artificial insemination procedures.  Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 14, 187-210.

  • Lerch, A., Roy, P.,   Pachet, F. & Nagle L 2011. Closed-loop bird-computer interactions : a new method to study the role of bird callings. Animal Cognition, 14, 203-211.

  • Lessells C.K.M., Riebel K. & Draganoiu, T.D. 2011. Individual benefits of nestling begging: experimental evidence for an immediate effect, but no evidence for a delayed effect. Biology Letters ,7, 336-338.


  • Péron, F., Chardard C., Nagle LBovet, D. 2011. Do African grey parrots (Psittacus erithacus) know what a human experimenter does and does not see? Behavioural Processes, 87, 237-240.

Publications 2010


  • Amy M., Sprau P., de Goede P. & Naguib M. 2010. Effects of personality on territory defence in communication networks: a playback experiment withradio-tagged great tits. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B.

  • Bruckert, L., Bestelmeyer, P. Latinus, M., Rouger, J., Charest, I., Rousselet, G.A., Kawahara, H. & Belin, P. 2010. Vocal Attractiveness Increases by Averaging. Current Biology 20, 116-120.

  • Garcia-Fernandez, V., Amy, M., Lacroix, A., Malacarne, G. & Leboucher, G. 2010. Eavesdropping on Male Singing Interactions Leads to Differential Allocation in Eggs. Ethology, 116, 662-670.

  • Garcia-Fernandez, V., Guasco, B., Tanvez, A., Lacroix, A., Cucco, M., Leboucher, G. & Malacarne, G. 2010. Influence of mating preferences on yolk testosterone in the grey partridge. Animal Behaviour, in press. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2010.03.023

  • Giret, N., Péron, F., Lindová, J., Tichotová, L. Nagle L, Kreutzer, M., Tymr, F. & Bovet, D. 2010. Referential learning of French labels in African grey parrots (Psittacus erithacus): different methods yield contrasting results. Behavioural Processes, 85,90-98.

  • Gruber, T., Nagle L 2010. Territorial reactions of male Yellowhammers (Emberiza citrinella) toward a specific song structure. Journal of Ornithology, 151, 645-654.

  • Jacquin, L., Cazelles, B., Prévot-Julliard, A.C., Leboucher, G., Gasparini, J. 2010. Reproduction management affects breeding ecology and reproduction costs in feral urban Pigeons (Columba livia). Canadian Journal of Zoology, 88, 781-787.


  • A. Lerch et Nagle, L. 2010. Chants et préférences sexuelles chez les oiseaux chanteurs. Acoustique et Technique, 61, 14-17.

  • Péron, F., Rat-Fischer, L., Nagle, L.Bovet, D. 2010. 'Unwilling' versus 'unable': Do grey parrots understand human intentional action? Interactions Studies,11, 428-441.

  • Vick, S.J., Bovet, D. & Anderson, J.R. 2010. How do African grey parrots (Psittacus erithacus) perform on a delay of gratification task? Animal Cognition, 13, 351-358.


Publications 2009


  • Al Aïn, S., Giret, N., Grand, M., Kreutzer, M., & Bovet, D. 2009. The discrimination of discrete and continuous amounts in African grey parrots (Psittacus erithacus). Animal Cognition, 12, 145.

  • Amy, M. & Leboucher, G., 2009. Effects of eavesdropping on subsequent signalling behaviours in male canaries. Ethology, 115, 239-246.

  • Bovet, D. 2009. Comportement animal (45 pp). In : Encyclopaedia Universalis, Encyclopaedia Universalis France S.A., Paris.

  • Bovet, D., Deputte, B.L. 2009. Matching vocalizations to faces of familiar conspecifics in grey-cheeked mangabeys (Lophocebus albigena). Folia Primatologica, 80, 220-232.

  • Bovet, D. 2009. Ethologie et Evolution. In : Darwin en tête! L'évolution et les sciences cognitives (Eds. H. Mercier & J.B. Van der Henst). Presses Universitaires de Grenoble, Grenoble, pp. 67-99.

  • Giret, N., Miklósi, A., Kreutzer, M.Bovet, D. 2009. Use of experimenter-given cues by African gray parrots (Psittacus erithacus). Animal Cognition, 12, 1.

  • Giret, N. Monbureau, M., Kreutzer, M.Bovet, D. 2009. Conspecific discrimination in an object-choice task in African grey parrots (Psittacus erithacus). Behavioural Processes, 82, 75-77.


  • Lenouvel, P., Gomez, D., Théry, M. & Kreutzer, M. 2009. Do grooming behaviours affect visual properties of feathers in male domestic canaries, Serinus canaria? Animal Behaviour, 77, 1253-1260.

  • Pasteau, M., Nagle, L. & Kreutzer, M. 2009. Preferences and predispositions of female canaries (Serinus canaria) for loud intensity of male sexy phrases. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 96, 808-814.

  • Pasteau, M., Nagle, L. & Kreutzer, M. 2009. Aviary experience has no impact on predispositions of the female canary to prefer longer sexy phrases. The Auk, 126-383-388.

  • Tanvez A., Amy M., Chastel O. & Leboucher, G. 2009. Maternal effects and beta-carotene assimilation in Canary chicks. Physiology & Behavior, 96, 389-393.

Publications 2008


  • Amy M., Monbureau M., Durand C., Gomez D., Théry M. & Leboucher, G. 2008 Female canary mate preferences: differential use of information from two types of male-male interactions. Animal Behaviour, 76, 971-982.

  • Bovet, D. 2008. Comment reconnaissons-nous et interprétons-nous les signes extérieurs de la douleur ou de la souffrance des animaux ?  In : Homme et animal : de la douleur à la cruauté (Eds. T. Auffret Van der Kemp & J.C. Nouët). L'Harmattan, Paris, pp. 47-77.


  • Tanvez A., Parisot M., Chastel O. & Leboucher, G. 2008. Does maternal social hierarchy affect yolk testosterone deposition in domesticated canaries? Animal Behaviour, 75, 929-934.

Publications 2007


  • Amy M., Leboucher, G. Male canaries can visually eavesdrop in conspecific food interactions. 2007. Animal Behaviour, 74, 57-62.

  • Bovet, D. Psychologie animale et raisonnement. 2007. In : Psychologies du raisonnement (Eds. S. Rossi & J.B. Van der Henst). De Boeck, Bruxelles, pp. 191-220.

  • Pasteau M., Nagle L. & Kreutzer M. 2007. Influences of learning and predispositions on frequency level preferences on female canaries (Serinus canaria). Behaviour, 144, 1103-1118.

Publications 2006


  • Vallet E., Suthers R-A., Kreutzer M., Tanvez A. 2006. Bilateral motor skills in domestic canary song. Acta Zoologica Sinica, 475-477.

  • Lehongre, K., Lenouvel, P., Draganoiu, T. & Del Negro, C. 2006. Long-term effect of isolation rearing conditions on songs of an "open-ended" song learner species, the canary. Anim. Behav., 72, 1319-1327.


  • Draganoiu, T., Nagle L., Musseau, R. and Kreutzer M. 2006 In a songbird, the black redstart, parents use acoustic cues to discriminate between their different fledglings. Animal Behaviour, 71 (5), 1039-1046.

Publications 2005


  • Bovet, D., Vauclair J., Blaye A. 2005. Categorization and abstraction abilities in 3-year-old children : a comparison with monkey data. Animal Cognition. 8, 53-59.


  • Garamszegi L. Zs., Balby T. J.S., Bell B., Borowiec M., Byers B. E., Draganoiu, T., Eens M., Forstmeier W., Galeotti P., Gil D., Gorissen L., Hansen P., Lampe H. M., Leitner S., Lontkowski J., Nagle L.., Nemeth E., Pinxten R., Rossi J-M., Saino N., Tanvez A., Titus R., Török J., Duyse E. V. & Moller A. P. 2005. Estimating the complexity of bird song by using capture-recapture approaches from community ecology. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 57, 305-317.

  • Parisot M., Tanvez A., Lacroix A., Vallet E.Béguin N., & Leboucher, G. 2005. Social competition and plasma testosterone profile in domesticated canaries: an experimental test of the challenge hypothesis. Hormones and behaviour, 48, 225-232.

  • Vauclair J., Bovet, D. 2005. Intelligence animale et intelligence humaine. In : Traité des Sciences cognitives. L'Intelligence (Eds. J. Lautrey et J.F. Richard). Hermès, Paris, pp. 179-193.

Publications 2004


  • Bovet, D. 2004. Categorization processes in animals. In : Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior (ed. M. Bekoff). Greenwood Press. Westport, CT, pp. 255-258.

  • Depraz V., Kreutzer M.Leboucher, G. 2004. Sexual preferences for songs in female domestic canaries (Serinus canaria) : can late song exposure, without social reinforcement, influence the effects of early tutoring ? Acta Ethologica, 6, 73-78.

  • Gil D., Leboucher, G., Lacroix A., Cue R., Kreutzer M. 2004. Female canaries produce eggs with greater amounts of testosterone when exposed to preferred male song. Hormones and Behavior, 45, 64-70.

  • Leboucher, G., Pallot K. 2004. Is he all he says he is ? Intersexual eavesdropping in the domestic canary, Serinus canaria. Animal Behaviour, 68, 957-963.

  • Parisot M., Nagle L.Vallet E., Kreutzer M. 2004. Dominance-related foraging in female domesticated canaries under laboratory conditions. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 82, 1246-1250.

  • Pasteau M., Nagle L., Kreutzer M. 2004. Preferences and predispositions for intra-syllabic diversity in female canaries (Serinus canaria). Behaviour, 141, 571-583.

  • Suthers R.A., Vallet E., Tanvez A., Kreutzer M. 2004. Bilateral song production in domestic canaries. Journal of Neurobiology, 60, 381-393.

  • Tanvez A., Béguin N., Chastel O., Lacroix A., Leboucher, G. 2004. Sexually attractive phrases increase yolk androgens deposition in Canaries (Serinus canaria). General and Comparative Endocrinology, 138, 113-120.

  • Leblanc M.A., Kreutzer M., Eustache F., Parant H., Bachar K. 2004. Concordances d'inférences dans une tâche d'attribution d'une écriture à un locuteur. L'Année Psychologique. 104, 491-516.

Publications 2003


  • Bovet, D., Washburn D.A. 2003. Rhesus macaques categorise conspecifics according to their dominance relations. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 117, 400-405.

  • Hallé F., Gahr M., Kreutzer M. 2003. Effects of unilateral lesions of HVC on song patterns of male domesticated canaries. Journal of Neurobiology, 56, 303-314.

  • Hallé F., Gahr M., Kreutzer M. 2003. Impaired recovery of syllable repertoire after unilateral lesions of the HVC of male domesticated canaries. Animal Biology, 53, 113-128.

Publications 2002


  • Appeltants D., Del Negro C., Balthazart J. 2002. Noradrenergic control of auditory information processing in female canaries (Serinus Canaria). Behavioural Brain Research, 133, 221-235.

  • Del Negro C., Edeline J.M. 2002. Sex and season influence the proportion of thin spike cells in the canary HVc. Neuroreport, 13 (16), 2005-2009.

  • Draganoiu, T., Nagle L., Kreutzer M.2002. Directional female preference for an exaggerated male trait in canary (Serinus canaria). Proceedings Royal. Society. London. B, 269, 2525-2531.

  • Hallé F., Gahr M., Pieneman A. W., Kreutzer M. 2002. Recovery of song preferences after excitotoxic HVC Lesion in female canaries. Journal of Neurobiology, 52, 1-13.


  • Parisot M., Vallet E.Nagle L., Kreutzer M. 2002. Male canaries discriminate among songs : call rate is a reliable measure. Behaviour, 139, 55-63.

Publications 2001


  • Bovet, D., Vauclair J. 2001. Judgment of conceptual identity in monkeys. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 8, 470-475.

  • Del Negro C., Edeline J.M. 2001. Sex differences in physiological and auditory of HVc neurons between reproductively active male and female canaries (Serinus canaria). European Journal of Neuroscience, 14, 1377-1389.

  • Vick S.J., Bovet, D. , Anderson, J.R. 2001. Gaze discrimination learning in olive baboons (Papio anubis). Animal Cognition, 4, 1-10.

Publications 2000


  • Bovet, D. 2000. Conceptualisation et relations abstraites : comparaison entre l'enfant de trois ans et le babouin. Informations In Cognito, 17, 23-32.

  • Bovet, D., Vauclair, J. 2000. Picture recognition in animals and in humans : a review. Behavioral Brain Research, 109, 143-165.

  • Del Negro C., Gahr M., Kreutzer M. 2000. Sexually-stimulating signals of Canary songs : evidence for a female-specific auditory representation in the nucleus HVc during the breeding season. Behavioral Neuroscience, 114, 526-542.

  • Depraz V., Leboucher, G., Kreutzer M. 2000. Song tutoring and adult reproductive behaviour in female domestic canary (Serinus canaria). Animal Cognition, 3, 45-51.

  • Leboucher, G.Béguin N., Lacroix A., Kreutzer M. 2000. Progesterone inhibits female courtship behavior in domestic canaries (Serinus canaria). Hormones and Behavior, 38, 123-129.

  • Nagle L., Couroux C. 2000. The influence of song mode on responses of male American Redstarts. Ethology, 106, 1049-1055.

Updated on 27 octobre 2011