Waiting time before release increases the motivation to home in homing pigeons (Columba livia).


When performing homing experiments with individual releases, pigeons have to wait in a transport box for a certain amount of time before being released and hence perceive the departure of companions. Quite often, the last pigeons disappear straightforward from the release site. The question is whether this reflects improved orientation because of prolonged… (More)
DOI: 10.1242/jeb.032995