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Not just passengers: pigeons, Columba livia, can learn homing routes while flying with a more experienced conspecific.

Abstract:

For animals that travel in groups, the directional choices of conspecifics are potentially a rich source of information for spatial learning. In this study, we investigate how the opportunity to follow a locally experienced demonstrator affects route learning by pigeons over repeated homing flights. This test of social influences on navigation takes advantage of the individually distinctive routes that pigeons establish when trained alone. We found that pigeons learn routes just as effectivel...

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Publisher copy:
10.1098/rspb.2012.2160

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Freeman, R More by this author
Guilford, T More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Journal:
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society
Volume:
280
Issue:
1750
Pages:
20122160
Publication date:
2013-01-05
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
URN:
uuid:7d724bb6-f641-43e2-8c14-1cdef6f4c2e8
Source identifiers:
358476
Local pid:
pubs:358476

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