Homing pigeons do extract directional information from olfactory stimuli

@article{Ioale2004HomingPD,
  title={Homing pigeons do extract directional information from olfactory stimuli},
  author={Paolo Ioalé and M. Nozzolini and Floriano Papi},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={26},
  pages={301-305}
}
SummaryTwo groups of pigeons were kept from fledging time in two cages fully exposed to winds. From time to time, the cage containing experimentals was additionally exposed to an artificial air current coming from a specific direction and carrying a scent of benzaldehyde. When both groups were exposed to benzaldehyde scent during transportation and at the release site, the control birds flew homeward, whereas the experimentals oriented in the direction roughly opposite that from which they were… Expand

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