Bird Orientation: A Method of Study

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Science  02 Aug 1968:
Vol. 161, Issue 3840, pp. 486-487
DOI: 10.1126/science.161.3840.486


A psychophysical technique has been applied to the study of bird orientation. The technique enables precise determinations of the accuracy with which a bird can orient itself. Data indicate that a pigeon can detect angular displacement as little as 3.4 degrees.

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