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Navigation in Procellariiform seabirds

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Much of what is known about avian navigation results from half a century of displacement experiments with the homing pigeon, the main model in avian navigation. Whether the same processes underpinning navigation in the homing pigeon are also integral to navigation in other species remains an open question. In particular, how Procellariiform seabirds, which routinely travel huge distances over open ocean, might navigate is of interest because of the contrast in sensory environment compared ...

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Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
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NE/L501530/1
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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