College of Engineering Unit:
The purpose of this project is to provide a foraging puzzle that will measure the force produced by the red crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) while it forages for seed. The physical device will hang from the side of a cage and apply a variable force to a hinge that the birds will open for seeds. The force produced will be then examined to determine different feeding behaviors in risk-reward scenarios and how willing they are to work for food. The goal of this project is to find a way to accurately measure the force produced by the red crossbill so the information can be used for research purposes.
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