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

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Science  18 Mar 1960:
Vol. 131, Issue 3403, pp. 826-828
DOI: 10.1126/science.131.3403.826


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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