, Volume 33, Issue 5, pp 606–607 | Cite as

Brain weight in homing and ‘non-homing’ pigeons

  • E. Haase
  • C. Otto
  • H. Murbach


Homing pigeons show a 5% higher brain weight than fantails and strassers. This difference is statistically significant and independent of body size. There are no allometric differences in the eye weights.


Body Size Brain Weight High Brain Homing Pigeon Allometric Difference 
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© Birkhäuser-Verlag 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Haase
    • 1
  • C. Otto
    • 1
  • H. Murbach
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Haustierkunde der Christian-Albrechts-UniversitätKiel(Federal Republic of Germany, BRD)

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