Accession Number : AD0267244

Title :   BIRD NAVIGATION

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK

Personal Author(s) : YEAGLEY,HENRY L.

Report Date : 15 JUL 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A report is presented on data taken with both wild fowl and Army homing pigeons trained at State College, Pennsylvania, with the object of seeking information on new mechanisms of bird navigation or to get data which will tend to support or refute existing theories. Another report is presented on data taken exclusively with wild fowl to find new leads regarding possible navigating mechanisms and indications of navigational or non-navigational tendencies with birds released in unfamiliar territory at great distances from the navigational training area. The design the experiment involved taking the birds well away from their home areas and giving no special consideration to any known theory of bird navigation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *BIRDS, *NAVIGATION, BRILLOUIN ZONES, CHLORIDES, CRYSTAL LATTICES, CRYSTALS, ELECTRIC FIELDS, ELECTRON CAPTURE, ELECTRONS, FLIGHT PATHS, HALL EFFECT, PHOTOCONDUCTIVITY, PIGEONS, SCATTERING, SILVER COMPOUNDS, THEORY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE