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Title: Lateralisation of magnetic compass orientation in silvereyes, 'Zosterops lateralis'
Contributor(s): Wiltschko, Wolfgang (author); Munro, Ursula (author); Ford, Hugh Alastair (author); Wiltschko, Roswitha (author)
Publication Date: 2003
DOI: 10.1071/ZO03022
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/2736
Abstract: The ability of migratory silvereyes to orient was tested in the geomagnetic field with one eye covered. Silvereyes using only their right eye were able to orient in migratory direction just as well as birds using both eyes. Using only their left eye, however, the birds did not show a significant directional preference. These data indicate that directional information from the magnetic field is mediated almost exclusively by the right eye and processed by the left hemisphere of the brain. Together with corresponding findings from European robins and indications for a similar phenomenon in homing pigeons, they suggest that a strong lateralisation of the magnetic compass is widespread among birds.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Journal of Zoology, 51(6), p. 597-602
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Place of Publication: Melbourne, Australia
ISSN: 1446-5698
0004-959X
Field of Research (FOR): 060805 Animal Neurobiology
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
Other Links: http://nla.gov.au/anbd.bib-an923640
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