Investigation of Pigeon Homing by Means of “Deflector Cages”
The acquired deflection in initial orientation was modified by subsequently reversing the arrangement of the deflectors, i.e., by subjecting CW-deflected birds to CCW-deflected wind and vice versa.
Birds reared in control cages, which had shown a normal initial orientation in test releases, deflected as expected three months after the deflectors had been applied to their cages. 3, The orientational bias of deflector-cage birds was not eliminated by repeated homing experience.
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