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Misinformed leaders lose influence over pigeon flocks

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In animal groups where certain individuals have disproportionate influence over collective decisions, the whole group's performance may suffer if these individuals possess inaccurate information. Whether in such situations leaders can be replaced in their roles by better-informed group mates represents an important question in understanding the adaptive consequences of collective decision-making. Here, we use a clock-shifting procedure to predictably manipulate the directional error in naviga...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1098/rsbl.2016.0544

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Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Nagy, M
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Biro, D
Publisher:
Royal Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Biology Letters Journal website
Volume:
12
Issue:
9
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Article: 20160544
Publication date:
2016-09-13
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EISSN:
1744-957X
ISSN:
1744-9561
Pubs id:
pubs:645887
URN:
uri:4d20ca14-d67b-435f-a700-17bcaf1495ee
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uuid:4d20ca14-d67b-435f-a700-17bcaf1495ee
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pubs:645887
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English
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