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Keywords: homing pigeon
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J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (16): 2475–2480.
Published: 15 August 2016
...Anna Gagliardo; Enrica Pollonara; Martin Wikelski ABSTRACT The role of environmental olfactory information in pigeon navigation has been extensively studied by analysing vanishing bearing distributions and homing performances of homing pigeons subjected to manipulation of their olfactory perception...
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J Exp Biol (2014) 217 (23): 4123–4131.
Published: 1 December 2014
...Cordula V. Mora; Merissa L. Acerbi; Verner P. Bingman It has been well established that homing pigeons are able to use the Earth's magnetic field to obtain directional information when returning to their loft and that their magnetic compass is based, at least in part, on the perception of magnetic...
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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (19): 3379–3387.
Published: 1 October 2012
...Cordula V. Mora; Jeremy D. Ross; Peter V. Gorsevski; Budhaditya Chowdhury; Verner P. Bingman SUMMARY Considerable efforts have been made to investigate how homing pigeons ( Columba livia f. domestica ) are able to return to their loft from distant, unfamiliar sites while the mechanisms underlying...
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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (14): 2414–2417.
Published: 15 July 2012
... compared the homing performances of homing pigeons that fly singly and in groups of three. Our findings show that although small groups were either governed (i.e. when individuals in the flock had age differences) or not (i.e. when individuals in the flock had the same age) by leaders, with concern...
Includes: Supplementary data
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J Exp Biol (2011) 214 (4): 593–598.
Published: 15 February 2011
.... ( 1994 ). Connections of the piriform cortex in homing pigeons (Columba livia) studied with Fast Blue and WGA-HRP . Brain Behav. Evol. 43 , 206 - 218 . Gagliardo A. , Ioalè P. , Odetti F. , Bingman V. P. , Siegel J. J. , Vallortigara G. ( 2001 ). Hippocampus...
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J Exp Biol (2010) 213 (13): 2219–2224.
Published: 1 July 2010
...Julia Mehlhorn; Burkhard Haastert; Gerd Rehkämper SUMMARY Homing pigeons ( Columba livia f.d.) are well-known for their homing abilities, and their brains seem to be functionally adapted to homing as exemplified, e.g. by their larger hippocampi and olfactory bulbs. Their hippocampus size...
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J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (20): 3361–3364.
Published: 15 October 2009
... show this same clear pattern; for this reason these two factors have been inserted in the analyses to statistically assess their influence on the final output. * Author for correspondence( gaiadellariccia@yahoo.it ) 14 7 2009 2009 Columba livia GPS tracking homing pigeon...
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J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (2): 178–183.
Published: 15 January 2009
...Gaia Dell'Ariccia; Giacomo Dell'Omo; Hans-Peter Lipp SUMMARY Flight experience is one of the factors that influences initial orientation of displaced homing pigeons ( Columba livia ). Prior studies showed a systematic dependence of initial orientation on previously flown direction. Using GPS data...
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J Exp Biol (2008) 211 (13): 2046–2051.
Published: 1 July 2008
...Anna Gagliardo; Paolo Ioalè; Maria Savini; Martin Wild SUMMARY Anatomical evidence and conditioning experiments have recently suggested that magnetoreceptors are located in the upper beak of homing pigeons, where they are innervated by the ophthalmic branch of the trigeminal nerve. These findings...
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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (15): 2888–2892.
Published: 1 August 2006
... released from Bolgheri and Marinella,respectively. * Author for correspondence (e-mail: jm.wild@auckland.ac.nz ) 8 5 2006 © The Company of Biologists Limited 2006 2006 navigation magnetic sense olfactory guidance homing pigeon Despite strong evidence that olfactory...
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J Exp Biol (2005) 208 (3): 469–478.
Published: 1 February 2005
...Anna Gagliardo; Francesca Odetti; Paolo Ioalè SUMMARY To orient from familiar sites, homing pigeons can rely on both an olfactory map and visual familiar landmarks. The latter can in principle be used in two different ways: either within a topographical map exploited for piloting or in a so-called...
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J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (11): 1773–1778.
Published: 1 June 2003
...Richard A. Holland SUMMARY The question of whether homing pigeons use visual landmarks for orientation from distant, familiar sites is an unresolved issue in the field of avian navigation. Where evidence has been found, the question still remains as to whether the landmarks are used independent...
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J Exp Biol (2002) 205 (24): 3833–3844.
Published: 15 December 2002
...Dora Biro; Tim Guilford; Giacomo Dell'Omo; Hans-Peter Lipp SUMMARY Providing homing pigeons with a 5 min preview of the landscape at familiar sites prior to release reliably improves the birds' subsequent homing speeds. This phenomenon has been taken to suggest that the visual panorama is involved...