The Size of the Olfactory Bulb in 108 Species of Birds

  title={The Size of the Olfactory Bulb in 108 Species of Birds},
  author={Betsy G. Bang and Stanley Cobb},
  journal={The Auk},
FoR at least 150 years anatomists (Meckel, 1816) and ornithologists (Audubon, 1831) have been interested in the olfactory sense of birds. Only within the last decade, however, have physiological experiments defi• nitely shown that in some species of birds the chemoreceptors of the olfactory nerve respond to airborne odors (Michelsen, 1959; Tucker, 1965; Wenzel, 1965). In the intervening century or more, much rather fruitless discussion has ensued as to whether or not "birds have a sense of… Expand

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