Data from: Importance of the hippocampus for the learning of route fidelity in homing pigeons

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Gagliardo A, Pollonara E, Casini G, Rossino M, Wikelski M, Bingman V. 2020. Importance of the hippocampus for the learning of route fidelity in homing pigeons. Biol Lett. 16(7):20200095. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2020.0095

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Wikelski M, Gagliardo A, Bingman VP (2020) Data from: Importance of the hippocampus for the learning of route fidelity in homing pigeons. Movebank Data Repository. doi:10.5441/001/1.6v5c77t3
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Abstract The avian hippocampal formation (HF) is thought to regulate map-like memory representations of visual landmarks/landscape features and has more recently been suggested to be similarly important for the perceptual integration of landmarks/landscapes. Aspects of spatial memory and perception likely combine to support the now well-documented ability of homing pigeons to learn to retrace the same route when homing from familiar locations, leading to the prediction that damage to the HF would result in a diminished ability to repeatedly fly a similar route home. HF-lesioned homing pigeons were repeatedly released from three sites to assess the importance of the hippocampus as pigeons gradually learn a familiar route home guided by familiar landmark and landscape features. As expected, control pigeons displayed increasing fidelity to a familiar route home, and by inference, successful perceptual and memory processing of familiar landmarks/landscape features. By contrast, the impoverished route fidelity of the HF-lesioned pigeons indicated an impaired sensitivity to the same landmark/landscape features.
Keywords animal movement, animal tracking, Columba livia, GPS logger, homing pigeon, navigation, route fidelity,

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