Use of slope and feature cues in pigeon (Columba livia) goal-searching behavior.


Terrain slope provides a directional frame of reference for reorientation and navigation, similar to cardinal directions. Previous studies have shown that, in a goal location task, slope is a very salient cue and that pigeons tend to rely on it even if it is not the most informative cue. Such a strong dependence on one type of information, when there are… (More)
DOI: 10.1037/a0026900