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An edge-detection approach to investigating pigeon navigation.

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This study brings together work in pattern recognition and animal behaviour. By applying algorithms in pattern recognition, we examined how visual landscape information influences pigeons' homing behaviour. We used an automated procedure (Canny edge detector) to extract edges from an aerial image of the experimental terrain. Analysis of pigeons' homing routes recorded using global positioning system (GPS) trackers showed that the chosen homing paths, as well as changes in the birds' navigatio...

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10.1016/j.jtbi.2005.07.013

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Journal:
Journal of theoretical biology
Volume:
239
Issue:
1
Pages:
71-78
Publication date:
2006-03-05
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EISSN:
1095-8541
ISSN:
0022-5193
URN:
uuid:b48575ad-1cb1-4ab4-b395-7e6f2bdac1d3
Source identifiers:
209629
Local pid:
pubs:209629

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