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peck

An obsolete, non-SI (International System) unit of dry volume; the imperial (UK) peck corresponds to 9.092 litres, while the US peck corresponds to 8.809 litres.
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Sensitivity to pressure-force used to peck at a red disk : The number of birds pecking at the red disc ranged from 40 to 55% (Table 3).
A more accurate measure of the sensitivity of the beak is the number of head shakes per peck, to correct for the difference that may occur in the amount of pecking at the water.
This may indicate that trimmed birds were more careful when pecking at objects in their environment due to a more sensitive beak and may be similar to beak guarding behaviour observed by Gentle et al.