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Tracking homing pigeons by GPS

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The present thesis utilises recently developed miniature GPS loggers to track homing pigeons (Columba livia) navigating within their familiar area. This technology allows tracks of extremely high spatial and temporal resolution to be recorded providing a unique opportunity for novel data analysis.

The thesis focuses on the development of pigeons' tracks as they become increasingly experienced with a homing task. Birds' routes became increasingly stereotyped over time, were i...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Dept. of Zoology
Publication date:
2005
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
603825050
URN:
uuid:de2f7597-fc84-4f45-b2ea-3188ced13d56
Local pid:
td:603825050
Language:
English
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