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Sensory basis of bird orientation.
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PMID:  2335198     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sensory information which may be essential for the complex process of orientation of birds is described in this article. The use of vibrational, visual, chemical, olfactory, magnetic cues and their receptive mechanisms, as far as they are known, are explained. Special reference is given to the behavioral and physiological aspects of magnetic sensitivity.
P Semm; R C Beason
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Experientia     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0014-4754     ISO Abbreviation:  Experientia     Publication Date:  1990 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-06-13     Completed Date:  1990-06-13     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376547     Medline TA:  Experientia     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  372-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Zoology, J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt a.M., Federal Republic of Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Birds / physiology*
Orientation / physiology*
Sensory Receptor Cells / physiology*
Smell / physiology
Visual Perception / physiology
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