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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
|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||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 67
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