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VIEWING FAMILIAR LANDSCAPES AFFECTS PIGEON HOMING

Abstract:

Vision is not generally thought to be an important cue used in navigation by pigeons (Columba livia). By the use of clear or opaque sided release boxes, we show experimentally that pigeons allowed to observe their surroundings 5 min before release at sites from which they have previously flown home faster. Their disappearance directions, tortuosity or flight path distances in the immediate vicinity of the release site are not affected. We suggest several ways in which viewing familiar landsca...

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Publisher copy:
10.1098/rspb.1991.0107

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Journal:
PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Volume:
245
Issue:
1314
Pages:
183-186
Publication date:
1991-09-23
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EISSN:
1471-2970
ISSN:
0962-8452
URN:
uuid:6e96a6dc-5205-44bc-ad12-cab933d4e29b
Source identifiers:
386942
Local pid:
pubs:386942

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