The Avian Behaviour Laboratory(ABL) was established in 1971 in the Department of Psychology at the University of Manitoba and is comprised of both an indoor laboratory facility and outdoor field station designed primarily but not exclusively, for students and staff to study waterfowl.
The Psychology Animal Holding and Research Facility on the Fort Garry Campus houses incubation, hatching, rearing, holding and behaviour observation facilities for the ABL. Currently there are two active aviaries within the ABL. One houses a breeding population of parakeets used primarily for teaching behavioural observation techniques. The other is home to Canada's only captive breeding flock of wild mallard ducks, licensed for research by the Canadian Wildlife Service.
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The Animal Behaviour Field Station(ABFS) in the Department of Psychology, in the Faculty of Arts, has been located at The University of Manitoba's Glenlea Research Station since 1975
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