Journal of comparative physiology

, Volume 89, Issue 4, pp 379–389 | Cite as

The influence of magnets and habituation to magnets on inexperienced homing pigeons

  • M. M. Lamotte


72 young and old pigeons habituated to wearing either magnets or brass bars, half having had their bars changed, were released under an overcast sky.
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    No significant differences appear between birds habituated to magnet and those habituated to brass.

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    No significant differences appear between birds released with magnet and those released with brass.

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    Though youngs home worse than yearlings and old pigeons, no significant differences concerning the age of pigeons appears within, nor between experimental groups.



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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. M. Lamotte
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre de Psychologie Expérimentale et ComparéeUniversité de LouvainPellenbergBelgium

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