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Homing pigeons develop local route stereotypy.

Abstract:

The mechanisms used by homing pigeons (Columba livia) to navigate homeward from distant sites have been well studied, yet the mechanisms underlying navigation within, and mapping of, the local familiar area have been largely neglected. In the local area pigeons pote ntially have access to a powerful navigational aid--a memorized landscape map. Current opinion suggests that landmarks are used only to recognize a familiar start position and that the goalward route is then achieved solely using ...

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10.1098/rspb.2004.2873

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Author
Journal:
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society
Volume:
272
Issue:
1558
Pages:
17-23
Publication date:
2005-01-05
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
URN:
uuid:8b39a98b-8b85-46f1-8a01-2affd1a47def
Source identifiers:
209551
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pubs:209551

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