Evolutionary aspects of orientation and migration in birds


Evolutionary aspects of avian migratory orientation and navigation are reviewed. A theoretical approach to the evolution of complex (endogenously programmed) migratory behavior is presented using the comparative method of ordering a progression in existing behavioral characteristics from dispersal, to facultative migration, to obligate migration.

DOI: 10.1007/BF01952173

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@article{Terrill1991EvolutionaryAO, title={Evolutionary aspects of orientation and migration in birds}, author={Scott B. Terrill}, journal={Experientia}, year={1991}, volume={46}, pages={395-404} }