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Title: The magnetic compass of domestic chickens
Contributor(s): Denzau, Susanne (author); Neissner, Christine (author); Rogers, Lesley  (author); Wiltschko, Wolfgang (author)
Publication Date: 2013
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.4161/cib.27096Open Access Link
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Abstract: In a recent paper, we showed that domestic chickens can be trained to search for a social stimulus in specific magnetic directions. Chickens can hardly fly and have only small home ranges, hence their having a functional magnetic compass may seem rather surprising. Yet considering the natural habitat of their ancestors and their lifestyle until recently, the advantages of a magnetic compass become evident.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Communicative & Integrative Biology, 6(6), p. 1-2
Publisher: Landes Bioscience
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 1942-0889
Field of Research (FOR): 060801 Animal Behaviour
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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