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Learning multiple routes in homing pigeons.

Abstract:

The aerial lifestyle of central-place foraging birds allows wide-ranging movements, raising fundamental questions about their remarkable navigation and memory systems. For example, we know that pigeons (Columba livia), long-standing models for avian navigation, rely on individually distinct routes when homing from familiar sites. But it remains unknown how they cope with the task of learning several routes in parallel. Here, we examined how learning multiple routes influences homing in pigeon...

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10.1098/rsbl.2014.0119

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Publisher:
Royal Society of London
Journal:
Biology letters
Volume:
10
Issue:
4
Pages:
20140119
Publication date:
2014-01-01
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EISSN:
1744-957X
ISSN:
1744-9561
URN:
uuid:dbdca167-33b1-4529-834a-18950a8a6ca8
Source identifiers:
462114
Local pid:
pubs:462114

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