Global pigeoning system.

Author:Esquith, Sam
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Works in Progress - Research on homing pigeons' navigation - Brief article

 
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Researchers at the University of Frankfurt have discovered in the beaks of homing pigeons iron particles that may explain how birds navigate.

Homing pigeons are known to find their way back to the nest over hundreds of miles. The recent German study indicates that a complex pattern of subcellular particles in the skin lining of the upper beak can sense all three components of the earth's magnetic-field...

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