By Hans G. Wallraff

How migratory birds can navigate domestic from their wintering grounds to their breeding websites over hundreds and hundreds and millions of kilometres has been an sought after secret over greater than a century. Profound advances in the direction of an answer of this challenge were completed with a version poultry, the homing pigeon. This monograph summarizes our present wisdom approximately pigeon homing, concerning the birds' software of a solar compass and a magnetic compass, of a visible topographical map inside a well-recognized sector and -- such a lot unusually -- of an olfactory map utilizing atmospheric chemosignals as signs of place in far away unexpected areas.

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