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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (12): 2192–2200.
Published: 15 June 2013
...Richard Holland; Caterina Filannino; Anna Gagliardo SUMMARY The cues by which homing pigeons are able to return to a home loft after displacement to unfamiliar release sites remain debated. A number of experiments in which migratory birds have been treated with a magnetic pulse have produced...
Includes: Supplementary data
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (8): 1434–1438.
Published: 15 April 2013
... cohesion can lead to more accurate outcomes than solitary decisions. In homing pigeons, a classic model in avian orientation studies, individuals learn habitual routes home, but whether and how co-navigating birds acquire and share route-based information is unknown. Using miniature GPS loggers, we...
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J Exp Biol (2011) 214 (11): 1867–1873.
Published: 1 June 2011
... upstroke a forward-directed force (thrust) is produced at 36% of body weight. Our propeller measurements for downstroke were consistent with previously published values for a pigeon wing in downstroke posture. Usherwood reports a maximum C L : C D of 5.4 for a pigeon wing spun on a propeller...
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J Exp Biol (2008) 211 (7): 1120–1130.
Published: 1 April 2008
... required for level flight and the power necessary for potential energy change. Pigeons ( Columba livia ) were trained to fly at varying angles of ascent and descent (60°, 30°,0°, –30°, –60°), and were recorded using high-speed video. Detailed three-dimensional kinematics were obtained from the recordings...
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J Exp Biol (2007) 210 (12): 2082–2090.
Published: 15 June 2007
... ask: what conditions are required at the surface of actively respiring, state III, tightly coupled mitochondria to enhance oxygen flow to cytochrome oxidase? Pigeon heart mitochondria were isolated with minimal damage to the outer mitochondrial membrane and were incubated at low oxygen pressures...
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J Exp Biol (2007) 210 (7): 1132–1138.
Published: 1 April 2007
...Anna Gagliardo; Paolo Ioalè; Maria Savini; Hans-Peter Lipp; Giacomo Dell'Omo Experiments have shown that homing pigeons are able to develop navigational abilities even if reared and kept confined in an aviary, provided that they are exposed to natural winds. These and other experiments performed...
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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (2): 292–301.
Published: 15 January 2006
...Monique Maurice; Henri Gioanni; Anick Abourachid SUMMARY We investigated the effects of several behavioural conditions on the properties of the horizontal optocollic reflex (OCR) in pigeons. The head reflex was triggered by rotating the visual surroundings at different velocities (stimuli steps...
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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (1): 103–114.
Published: 1 January 2006
... ( T ASK ) and air temperature ( T AIR ) independently at air speeds( U WIN ) comparable to flying speeds. We used it to measure the influence of T ASK , T AIR and U WIN on plumage and skin temperatures in pigeons having to dissipate a thermal load while constrained at rest in a flight posture. Our...
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J Exp Biol (2002) 205 (17): 2627–2636.
Published: 1 September 2002
...E. Ophir; Y. Arieli; J. Marder; M. Horowitz SUMMARY The heat-acclimated rock pigeon is thought to use cutaneous water evaporation (CWE) as the `preferred' route for heat dissipation, and this mechanism is controlled by adrenergic signaling. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis...
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J Exp Biol (2002) 205 (12): 1795–1805.
Published: 15 June 2002
...Helmut Prior; Frank Lingenauber; Jörg Nitschke; Onur Güntürkün SUMMARY The pigeon's use of different visuo-spatial cues was studied under controlled laboratory conditions that simulated analogous aspects of a homing situation. The birds first learned the route to a goal that was not visible...
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J Exp Biol (2001) 204 (21): 3803–3814.
Published: 1 November 2001
...Gilead Michaeli; Berry Pinshow SUMMARY We assessed respiratory and cutaneous water loss in trained tippler pigeons ( Columba livia ) both at rest and in free flight. In resting pigeons, exhaled air temperature T ex increased with ambient air temperature T a ( T ex =16.3+0.705 T a ) between 15°C...
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J Exp Biol (2000) 203 (11): 1767–1776.
Published: 1 June 2000
.... pectoralis, have been assigned on the basis of its anatomical position. The mechanical properties, neuromotor pattern during flight and the biochemical properties of the CBP in pigeons ( Columba livia ) were studied by in situ length/active tension and length/passive tension measurements, in vivo...
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J Exp Biol (2000) 203 (7): 1103–1111.
Published: 1 April 2000
...Jonathan T. Hagstrum ABSTRACT Birds can navigate accurately over hundreds to thousands of kilometres, and this ability of homing pigeons is the basis for a worldwide sport. Compass senses orient avian flight, but how birds determine their location in order to select the correct homeward bearing...
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J Exp Biol (2000) 203 (5): 889–894.
Published: 1 March 2000
...-compass mechanisms are not adjusted to these variations, considerable errors might arise. To learn whether birds are able to take the different rates of sun azimuth change into account, we subjected homing pigeons to a 4 h fast clock-shift. The experiments were performed near Auckland, New Zealand...
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J Exp Biol (2000) 203 (5): 935–940.
Published: 1 March 2000
...Nikolaus F. Troje; Barrie J. Frost ABSTRACT The head movement of a walking pigeon Columba livia is characterized by two alternating phases, a thrust phase and a hold phase. While the head is rapidly thrust forward during the thrust phase, it has been shown repeatedly that it remains virtually...
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J Exp Biol (2000) 203 (2): 207–212.
Published: 15 January 2000
...Fransisco Bonadona; Richard Holland; Luigi Dall’Antonia; Tim Guilford; Silvano Benvenuti ABSTRACT Clock-shifted homing pigeons were tracked from familiar sites 17.1 km and 23.5 km from the home loft in Pisa, Italy, using an on-board route recorder. At the first release site, north of home...