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Magnetic orientation in migratory songbirds

Deutschlander, Mark E. ; Muheim, Rachel LU and Bairlein, Franz (2019) p.655-665
Abstract

Migratory birds are well known to use information from the Earth’s magnetic field, stars and the sun for orientation and navigation. Here we give a historical overview of the research findings and techniques which have led to the current knowledge on how migratory songbirds use the Earth’s magnetic field for orientation. We discuss the functions and putative reception mechanisms of the magnetic inclination compass and magnetic map sense, and summarize the current knowledge.

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Bird migration, Magnetic field, Magnetoreception, Navigation, Orientation, Passerines
host publication
Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior
editor
Chun Choe, Jae
edition
2
pages
11 pages
publisher
Elsevier
ISBN
978-0-12-813252-4
9780128132517
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10.1016/B978-0-12-809633-8.90099-2
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English
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04584229-8d0f-4740-aabc-7202eaef6c71
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  abstract     = {<p>Migratory birds are well known to use information from the Earth’s magnetic field, stars and the sun for orientation and navigation. Here we give a historical overview of the research findings and techniques which have led to the current knowledge on how migratory songbirds use the Earth’s magnetic field for orientation. We discuss the functions and putative reception mechanisms of the magnetic inclination compass and magnetic map sense, and summarize the current knowledge.</p>},
  author       = {Deutschlander, Mark E. and Muheim, Rachel and Bairlein, Franz},
  booktitle    = {Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior},
  editor       = {Chun Choe, Jae},
  isbn         = {978-0-12-813252-4},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {02},
  pages        = {655--665},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  title        = {Magnetic orientation in migratory songbirds},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-809633-8.90099-2},
  doi          = {10.1016/B978-0-12-809633-8.90099-2},
  year         = {2019},
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