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The sun compass revisited

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Many animals, and birds in particular, are thought to use directional information from the sun in the form of a time-compensated sun compass, with predictably deviated orientation under clock shift being regarded as the litmus test of this. We suggest that this paradigm obscures a number of other ways in which solar-derived information could be important in animal orientation. We distinguish between the known use of the sun's azimuth to provide absolute geographical direction (compass mechani...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.anbehav.2014.09.005

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Merton College
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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Jesus College
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Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Animal Behaviour Journal website
Volume:
97
Issue:
Nov 2014
Pages:
135-143
Publication date:
2014-10-02
Acceptance date:
2014-08-08
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ISSN:
0003-3472
Pmid:
25389374
Source identifiers:
488066
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English
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2017-06-28

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