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By B. Bruderer (auth.), Prof. Dr. Floriano Papi, Dr. Hans G. Wallraff (eds.)

Right from the beginning of this century, box observations and the sufferer ringing of birds have made to be had a transforming into mass of knowledge at the breeding and resting components of migratory species and at the direction, interval and period in their seasonal flights. regarded as an entire, this paintings on migration morphology instructions admiration, and whilst view­ ed intimately it unearths interesting insights into the extreme naviga­ tional performances of many poultry species, which locate their far more than huge, immense distances. but just a couple of dozen physiologists are actively attempting to resolution the query of the way those performances are completed. Experimental paintings on migratory birds increases many problems, a few of them insuperable, in order that many researchers perform their experiments at the homing pigeon, that's continually stimulated by means of homesickness and able to show its skill to flyaway domestic. a few of the difficulties hooked up with chicken navigation are nonetheless un­ solved, yet a quickly growing to be physique of effects is being produced in addition to a number of new rules and methods. a transparent majority of the stu­ dents of fowl navigation met in September 1981 in Tirrenia, a seashore lodge at the Tyrrhenian coast, the place every one of them provided new in­ points of interest into his or her fresh investigations. Their contributions were attached during this quantity, which gives an up to date conspec­ tus of the degree reached by means of examine during this field.

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Eisenberg and M. B. J. Sutherland in field assistance, J. W. Cochran, W. John Richardson, and Eva Steger in revising the manuscript. R. Griffin, who also designed the echo sounder and contributed in countless other ways. The work was funded by National Science Foundation grant BNS-77-01172, and by the Cary Trust of Millbrook, New York. References Allee WC (1938) The social life of animals. W. Norton and Co, New York Balcomb R (1977) The grouping of nocturnal passerine migrants. Auk 94:479-488 Brown EH, Hall FF Jr (1978) Advances in atmospheric acoustics.

5000. plus the additional nights with low wind speed, low numbers seen, or high variance in tracks. e. distance of symbol from centre of Fig. 5) should be considered as relative rather than absolute; the estimated geostrophic wind speeds likely exceed wind speeds at typical flight altitudes. Figure 5 shows that mean tracks were in the southern quadrant (SE-SW) on almost all nights when the wind had a northerly component. This was true even when there was also a substantial crosswind (E or W) component.

522 Fig. 1. The mean heading of each individual bird tracked plotted as a deviation from the mean heading of all tracks on the same night (

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