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Landscape complexity influences route-memory formation in navigating pigeons.

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Observations of the flight paths of pigeons navigating from familiar locations have shown that these birds are able to learn and subsequently follow habitual routes home. It has been suggested that navigation along these routes is based on the recognition of memorized visual landmarks. Previous research has identified the effect of landmarks on flight path structure, and thus the locations of potentially salient sites. Pigeons have also been observed to be particularly attracted to strong lin...

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10.1098/rsbl.2013.0885

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Journal:
Biology letters
Volume:
10
Issue:
1
Pages:
20130885
Publication date:
2014-01-01
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EISSN:
1744-957X
ISSN:
1744-9561
Source identifiers:
449577
Language:
English
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pubs:449577
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uuid:c89a6b33-e588-4bc5-bcec-4d4d90dabe33
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2014-05-09

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