Monitoring behavior in captivity, computer vision algorithms in use (#604)
The existence of different animal personalities means that there are various ways of coping with stressors. This personality is expressed in different behaviors in certain environments. However obtaining this kind of data can be time consuming for large sample sizes. In captivity computer aided motion detection can be used to characterize behavioral syndromes. However to date no such programs exist for quantifying animal motion. For this reason I have developed easy to use software for estimating behavior of captive kept animals. This software enables to quantify motion and visualize behavioral syndromes in captivity. The presentation demonstrates the results obtained in wild-caught captive greenfinches (Carduelis chloris).