Right hemisphere advantage in route fidelity in homing pigeons (data from Pollonara et al. 2017)-reference-data

Citation
Pollonara E, Guilford T, Rossi M, Bingman VP, Gagliardo A. Right hemisphere advantage in route fidelity in homing pigeons (data from Pollonara et al. 2017)-reference-data. Movebank Data Repository. https://doi.org/10.5441/001/1.73h2s043/2
Abstract
Several laboratory studies have revealed functional hemispheric lateralization in birds performing visual tasks. However, the role of functional brain asymmetries in spatial behaviour in natural settings is still poorly investigated. We studied monocularly occluded homing pigeons, Columba livia, to investigate potential differences in the hemispheric control of navigational performance. We GPS-tracked monocularly occluded and control binocular homing pigeons during seven group training releases and a final solitary release from each of two sites. The pigeons were then given one last release from each site after a phase shift of the light-dark cycle under binocular conditions, to distinguish compass-based orientation from landmark-based pilotage. Overall, pigeons homing with the left eye/right hemisphere (RH) displayed a greater fidelity to the familiar space previously experienced than pigeons homing with the right eye/left hemisphere (LH). Another difference between the two monocular groups is that LH pigeons were more likely than RH pigeons to fly with other pigeons during the group training releases. The data support the hypothesis that the left eye/right hemisphere plays a more substantial role as pigeons develop fidelity to certain routes to home from familiar release sites, an enhanced fidelity that may be supported by superior memory for familiar landmarks.
Keywords
animal movement,animal navigation,animal tracking,Columba livia,GPS logger,GPS tracking,homing pigeon,lateralization,learning,visual landmarks,visual system
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@misc{001/1_73h2s043/2,
  title = {Right hemisphere advantage in route fidelity in homing pigeons (data from Pollonara et al. 2017)-reference-data},
  author = {Pollonara, E and Guilford, T and Rossi, M and Bingman, VP and Gagliardo, A},
  URL = {http://dx.doi.org/10.5441/001/1.73h2s043/2},
  doi = {doi:10.5441/001/1.73h2s043/2},
  publisher = {Movebank data repository}
}
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TY  - DATA
ID  - doi:10.5441/001/1.73h2s043/2
T1  - Right hemisphere advantage in route fidelity in homing pigeons (data from Pollonara et al. 2017)-reference-data
AU  - Pollonara, Enrica
AU  - Guilford, Tim
AU  - Rossi, Marta
AU  - Bingman, Verner P.
AU  - Gagliardo, Anna
KW  - animal movement
KW  - animal navigation
KW  - animal tracking
KW  - Columba livia
KW  - GPS logger
KW  - GPS tracking
KW  - homing pigeon
KW  - lateralization
KW  - learning
KW  - visual landmarks
KW  - visual system
KW  - Columba livia
PB  - Movebank data repository
UR  - http://dx.doi.org/10.5441/001/1.73h2s043/2
DO  - doi:10.5441/001/1.73h2s043/2
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