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Avian navigation : pigeon homing as a paradigm

Author: Hans G Wallraff
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, 2005.
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How migratory birds can navigate home from their wintering grounds to their breeding sites over hundreds and thousands of kilometres has been an admired mystery over more than a century. Profound advances towards a solution of this problem have been achieved with a model bird, the homing pigeon. This monograph summarizes our current knowledge about pigeon homing, about the birds' application of a sun compass and a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wallraff, Hans G.
Avian navigation.
Berlin ; New York : Springer, 2005
(DLC) 2004110945
(OCoLC)56876040
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hans G Wallraff
ISBN: 9783540264323 3540264329 3540223851 9783540223856
OCLC Number: 262677808
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 229 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction; Observation Data Used to Investigate Pigeon Homing; Basic Features of Pigeon Homing; Potential Input Signals Exploitable for Home-Finding; The Role of the Sun; The Role of the Geomagnetic Field; The Role of the Chemical Atmosphere; The Role of the Visual Landscape; The Neural Bases of Pigeon Homing; Homing in Other Birds; Research History: Blind Alleys and an Unexpected Passage; Overall Synthesis and Perspective.
Responsibility: Hans G. Wallraff.
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