Re: drunken birds in a British publication
Christopher R. Olson (Department of Behavioral Neuroscience, Oregon Health & Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road L470, Portland, Oregon, UNITED STATES of AMERICA 97239-3098) et al. wrote in their publication:
"In the presence of females, male zebra finches reliably produce female-directed song as part of their courtship behavior. ... The study design assigned adult male finches to alcohol or control drinking treatments."
and more interesting for our British readers:
"Body mass ... remained constant across phases for the birds that were provided alcohol.".