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- Route simulations, compass mechanisms and long-distance migration flights in birds
- The Migration Ecology of Birds
- Long-Distance Animal Migrations in the Oceanic Environment: Orientation and Navigation Correlates
- Feasibility of sun and magnetic compass mechanisms in avian long-distance migration
Metrics details. Birds use different compass mechanisms based on celestial stars, sun, skylight polarization pattern and geomagnetic cues for orientation. Yet, much remains to be understood how birds actually use these compass mechanisms on their long-distance migratory journeys. Here, we assess in more detail the consequences of using different sun and magnetic compass mechanisms for the resulting bird migration routes during both autumn and spring migration.
Route simulations, compass mechanisms and long-distance migration flights in birds
Migrants often return to breed in the exact locality where they were hatched or born. This journey homeward, particularly that of birds, may cover thousands of miles. Homing experiments have demonstrated the ability of animals to orient themselves geographically. Such experiments involve removing animals from a specific point usually the nest , transporting them for various distances, and analyzing their speed and degree of success in returning. Starlings have returned to their nests after being transported kilometres miles ; swallows have returned a distance of more than 1, kilometres 1, miles.
This book presents an up-to-date, detailed and thorough review of the most fascinating ecological findings of bird migration. It deals with all aspects of this absorbing subject, including the problems of navigation and vagrancy, the timing and physiological control of migration, the factors that limit their populations, and more. Author, Ian Newton, reveals the extraordinary adaptability of birds to the variable and changing conditions across the globe, including current climate change. This adventurous book places emphasis on ecological aspects, which have received only scant attention in previous publications. Overall, the book provides the most thorough and in-depth appraisal of current information available, with abundant tables, maps and diagrams, and many new insights. Written in a clear and readable style, this book appeals not only to migration researchers in the field and Ornithologists, but to anyone with an interest in this fascinating subject.
Mechanisms of Migration in Fishes pp Cite as. This paper reviews various long-distance orientation and navigation mechanisms believed responsible for bird migration patterns observed in nature. Birds appear to have developed spontaneously intended directions of migration which are population-specific and permit naive juveniles to fly particular compass directions and distances. Three types of compass mechanisms are known to exist in birds, the sun compass, the star compass, and the magnetic compass. Once birds acquire experience of a particular area, they are able to return to that area from unknown sites and thus display true goal orientation.
The Migration Ecology of Birds
When most birders think of migration, they only think of one kind: the spring or fall movement of birds between breeding and wintering grounds. There are many different types of migration, however, and throughout the world, there are all types of birds migrating every single day , from songbirds to ducks to hummingbirds to raptors. Understanding the different ways birds migrate can help birders better appreciate the intricacies of migration and how well-adapted birds are to these incredible journeys. While there are still many aspects of migration that are not fully understood, ornithologists agree that birds migrate to enhance their odds of survival. That may mean finding the best resources for successful breeding, taking advantage of different food sources, or moving to more suitable and safer habitats at different times of the year. Just as birds have different reasons for migrating, they also have different ways they accomplish these epic journeys.
Birds migrating between distant locations regularly perform long continuous flights lasting several days. What compass mechanism they use is still a mystery. Here, we use a novel approach, applying an individual-based model, taking compass mechanisms based on celestial and geomagnetic information and wind into account simultaneously, to investigate what compass mechanism likely is used during long continuous flights and how wind drift or compensation affects the resulting tracks. We found that for the 6 cases of long continuous migration flights, the magnetoclinic route could best explain the route selection in all except one case compared with the alternative compass mechanisms. A flight strategy correcting for wind drift resulted most often in routes ending up closest to the predicted destinations.
Long-Distance Animal Migrations in the Oceanic Environment: Orientation and Navigation Correlates
Bird migration has fascinated humans for centuries and routes crossing the globe are now starting to be revealed by advanced tracking technology. A central question is what compass mechanism, celestial or geomagnetic, is activated during these long flights. Different approaches based on the geometry of flight routes across the globe and route simulations based on predictions from compass mechanisms with or without including the effect of winds have been used to try to answer this question with varying results.
Volta 6, Pisa, Italy. A large variety of marine animals migrate in the oceanic environment, sometimes aiming at specific targets such as oceanic islands or offshore productive areas. Thanks to recent technological developments, various techniques are available to track marine migrants, even when they move in remote or inhospitable areas. The paper reviews the main findings obtained by tracking marine animals during migratory travels extending over large distances, with a special attention to the orientation and navigation aspects of these phenomena. Long-distance movements have now been recorded in many marine vertebrates, revealing astonishing performances such as individual fidelity to specific sites and basin-wide movements directed towards these locations.
Директор! - кричал. ГЛАВА 95 Кровь Христа… чаша спасения… Люди сгрудились вокруг бездыханного тела на скамье. Вверху мирно раскачивалась курильница. Халохот, расталкивая людей, двигался по центральному проходу, ища глазами намеченную жертву. Он где-то .
ГЛАВА 29 Все еще нервничая из-за столкновения с Хейлом, Сьюзан вглядывалась в стеклянную стену Третьего узла.
Feasibility of sun and magnetic compass mechanisms in avian long-distance migration
ГЛАВА 86 Когда Сьюзан, едва переводя дыхание, появилась в дверях кабинета коммандера, тот сидел за своим столом, сгорбившись и низко опустив голову, и в свете монитора она увидела капельки пота у него на лбу. Сирена выла не преставая. Сьюзан подбежала к. - Коммандер. Стратмор даже не пошевелился. - Коммандер.
Он сам считает как фокусник. Она знала, что он перемножает цифры и намертво запоминает словари, не хуже ксерокса. - Таблица умножения, - сказал Беккер. При чем здесь таблица умножения? - подумала Сьюзан. - Что он хочет этим сказать. - Четыре на шестнадцать, - повторил профессор. - Лично я проходил это в четвертом классе.
migration), which may vary naturally between migratory species, populations or even within the life span of a migrating individual. We discuss.