The magnetic map sense and its use in fine-tuning the migration programme of birds

@article{Heyers2017TheMM,
  title={The magnetic map sense and its use in fine-tuning the migration programme of birds},
  author={Dominik Heyers and Dana Elbers and Marc Bulte and Franz Bairlein and Henrik Mouritsen},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
  year={2017},
  volume={203},
  pages={491-497}
}
The Earth’s magnetic field is one of several natural cues, which migratory birds can use to derive directional (“compass”) information for orientation on their biannual migratory journeys. Moreover, magnetic field effects on prominent aspects of the migratory programme of birds, such as migratory restlessness behaviour, fuel deposition and directional… CONTINUE READING