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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (11): 2129–2139.
Published: 1 June 2013
... known: under overcast skies in unfamiliar landscapes, bees attempt to use their landscape-based backup system to locate the sun, matching the landscapes or skylines at the test sites with those at their natal sites as best they can, even if the matches are poor and yield weak or inconsistent orientation...
Includes: Supplementary data
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J Exp Biol (2011) 214 (3): 445–451.
Published: 1 February 2011
... that: parsimonious visual strategies for homing and route guidance are effective over behaviourally useful distances even in cluttered environments; that these strategies can function effectively using only the skyline heights as input; and that the simplicity and efficacy of using stored views as a visual compass...
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J Exp Biol (2008) 211 (23): 3729–3736.
Published: 1 December 2008
... dances as if they were still at the first treeline, based on a memory of the sun's course in relation to some aspect of the site, possibly the familiar route along the treeline or possibly the entire landscape or skyline panorama. Our results show that bees lacking specific flight-route training can...