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Sensory Ecology of Birds

  • R. A. Suthers
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 18)

Abstract

Birds inhabit a wide range of habitats; some are flightless, others annually migrate thousands of miles. Despite this variety, relatively few studies have specifically investigated their sensory ecology. Nevertheless, in the past few years important new information on avian sensory abilities has become available. Some of the most exciting developments have been associated with attempts to clarify the sensory basis for orientation during homing and migration. The majority of the following discussion is devoted to vision and audition since it is for these senses that the most data are available.

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Basilar Membrane Visual Pigment Homing Pigeon Basilar Papilla Sensory Ecology 
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  • R. A. Suthers
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  1. 1.Physiology Section, Medical SciencesIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

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