Avian Navigation: International Symposium on Avian Navigation (ISAN) held at Tirrenia (Pisa), September 11-14, 1981

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  • ISBN-13: 9783642686184
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Series: Proceedings in Life Sciences Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1982
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 380
  • Product dimensions: 6.69 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Table of Contents

Migration and Migratory Orientation.- Do Migrating Birds Fly Along Straight Lines?.- Nocturnal Landbird Migration over Southern Ontario, Canada: Orientation vs. Wind in Autumn.- Spatial Distribution of Migrating Birds and Small-Scale Atmospheric Motion.- The Effects of Overcast Skies on the Orientation of Free-Flying Nocturnal Migrants.- The Migratory Orientation of Garden Warblers, Sylvia borin.- Interrelation of Magnetic Compass, Star Orientation, and the Sun in the Orientation of Blackcaps and Robins.- Age-Dependent Orientation in Migratory Birds.- Adaptive Temporal Programming of Molt and Migratory Disposition in Two Closely Related Long-Distance Migrants, the Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) and the Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis).- Locomotory Activity of Day-Migrating Finches.- Homing of Pigeons.- Is There Evidence for a Magnetic Map in Homing Pigeons?.- Magnetic Navigation in Pigeons: Possibilities and Problems.- The Effect of Magnetic Anomalies on the Homing Behaviour of Pigeons: An Attempt to Analyse the Possible Factors Involved.- Homing Pigeons’ Behaviour in the Irregular Magnetic Field of Western Switzerland.- Pigeon Homing: Effect of Altered Magnetic Field During Displacement on Initial Orientation.- Olfaction and Homing in Pigeons: Ten Years of Experiments.- Pigeon Orientation: Experiments on the Role of Olfactory Stimuli Perceived During the Outward Journey.- Pigeon Homing: Effects of Differential Shielding of Home Cages.- Pigeon Homing: New Experiments Involving Permanent-Resident Deflector-Loft Birds.- Reflected Light Cues Generate the Short-Term Deflector-Loft Effect.- Pigeon Orientation: A Preliminary Evaluation of Factors Involved or Not Involved in the Deflector Loft Effect.- Homing to Würzburg: An Interim Report on Long-Term Analyses of Pigeon Navigation.- Distribution of Release-Site Biases Around Frankfurt a. M. , Germany.- Comparative Investigations of Pigeon Homing in Germany and Italy.- The Role of Outward-Journey Information in the Orientation of Homing Pigeons.- Dependence of the Homing Pigeons’ Initial Orientation on Topographical and Meteorological Variables: A Multivariate Study.- Study of Homing Pigeons in Brazil: Some Preliminary Results.- Variations of Nocturnal Performance in Pigeons.- Homing and Non-Migratory Orientation of Other Species.- Further Complexities in the Fixed “Nonsense” Orientations of Mallard.- Homing by Path Integration.- Do Geese Use Path Integration for Walking Home?.- A Comparative Approach to Bird Navigation: Implications of Parallel Studies on Mammals.- Homing Experiments with Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) Subjected to Olfactory Nerve Section.- Spatial Memory in a Passerine Migrant.- Sensory Aspects.- Magnetic Sensitive Pineal Cells in Pigeons.- A Search for Magnetic Field Receptors in Animals.- Is the Avian Eye Pecten a Magnetic Sensor?.- Functional Status and Credibility of Avian Olfaction.- Activity of Central Olfactory Neurons in the Pigeon.- Infrasounds: A Potential Navigational Cue for Homing Pigeons.

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