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An associative account of avian navigation

An associative account of avian navigation

The following title is included in this week's posted papers focussing on navigation and orientation.

Summaries of all papers have been circulated to members of the Animal Navigation Forum and full papers are available in the ANG Resources directory at the link below (available to non-members).

Guilford, T. & de Perera, T. B. 2017 An associative account of avian navigation. Journal of Avian Biology 48, 191-195. doi: 10.1111/jav.01355. Guilford10 2017

Though many puzzles remain (Alerstam 2006), the study of long-distance orientation in birds has produced some astonishing biological discoveries, such as innate vector control of migration (Alerstam 1990) or the magnetic sense in animals (Wiltschko and Wiltschko 1995), and provided an enduring framework for understanding animal movement behaviour through the development of various navigational map and compass concepts (for a summary see Wiltschko and Wiltschko 2009).

  • 23 February 2017
  • Animal Navigation Group

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