Magnetic cues: are they important in Black-browed Albatross Diomedea melanophris orientation?

Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris) Science Article 3


Procellariiformes are well known for their excellent homing abilities (see references in Matthews 1968 and Dall’Antonia et al . 1995, Warham 1996). Albatrosses, in particular, have a reputation as skilful oceanic navigators since they can cover enormous distances during foraging flights and pinpoint a specific remote island where their colonies are located.

FRANCESCO BONADONNA et al, Ibis, 145, 152-155

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