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The Sun Azimuth Compass: One Factor in the Orientation of Homing Pigeons

Klaus Schmidt-Koenig
Science
New Series, Vol. 131, No. 3403 (Mar. 18, 1960), pp. 826-828
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1705672
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The Sun Azimuth Compass: One Factor in the Orientation of Homing Pigeons
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Abstract

In accordance with the theory of the sun azimuth compass (1), displaced homing pigeons are misled in a predictable way if their "internal clock" has been reset by exposure to a time-shifted sequence of day-night cycles.

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