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Edge Detection in Landing Budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus)

Bhagavatula, Partha(Parthasarathy; Claudianos, Charles; Ibbotson, Michael; Srinivasan, Mandyam V


Background: While considerable scientific effort has been devoted to studying how birds navigate over long distances, relatively little is known about how targets are detected, obstacles are avoided and smooth landings are orchestrated. Here we examine how visual features in the environment, such as contrasting edges, determine where a bird will land. Methodology/Principal Findings: Landing in budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) was investigated by training them to fly from a perch to a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0007301


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