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Collective decision-making in homing pigeon navigation

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This thesis focuses on conflict resolution and collective decision-making in co-navigating pigeons, Columba livia. These birds have a remarkable homing ability and frequently fly in flocks. Group navigation demands that group members reach consensus on which path to follow, but the mechanisms by which they do so remain largely unexplored. Pigeons are particularly suitable for studying these mechanisms, due to their sociality and the fact that their possession of information can easily be a...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Merton College
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Zoology
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Supervisor
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:55ca08f4-404d-4897-ac80-5c832f984c24
Local pid:
ora:7345

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