Endogenous Control Of Migratory Fueling In A Songbird
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Franz is the director of the Institute of Avian Research in Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

                       

Endogenous Control Of Migratory Fueling In A Songbird

The fascination of bird migration lies in the performance of stunningly well-organized journeys by animals of very small size. Birds need to choose the right direction and timing, deal with a variety of environmental conditions and predators, and manage their energy reserves to overcome long-distance flights. Scientists have since long tried to understand how birds can master all these tasks without being able to learn it from their parents or conspecifics. In fact, many species of songbirds migrate singly and...

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