TRANSMITTER LOADS AFFECT THE FLIGHT SPEED AND METABOLISM OF HOMING PIGEONS

@inproceedings{James1988TRANSMITTERLA,
  title={TRANSMITTER LOADS AFFECT THE FLIGHT SPEED AND METABOLISM OF HOMING PIGEONS},
  author={L Fergason James and James A. Gessaman and Kenneth and Kenneth A. Nagy},
  year={1988}
}
Eight homing pigeons (Columba livia) were flown distances of 90 and 320 km with and without transmitters (weighing either 2.5% or 5.0% of the pigeon’s body mass, M,) mounted on a back harness. Flight times in April through June for the 90-km distance were 60 min without a transmitter or harness, 69 min with a harness alone and about 76 min with a harness and transmitter (weighing either 2.5% or 5.0% of M,). Flight times for the 320-km distance were 4 hr 16 min for the controls and 5 hr 35 min… CONTINUE READING

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