Flexible navigation response in common cuckoos Cuculus canorus displaced experimentally during migration

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Flexible navigation response in common cuckoos Cuculus canorus displaced experimentally during migration. / Willemoes, Mikkel; Blas, Julio; Wikelski, Martin; Thorup, Kasper.

I: Scientific Reports, Bind 5, 16402, 2015.

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Willemoes, M, Blas, J, Wikelski, M & Thorup, K 2015, 'Flexible navigation response in common cuckoos Cuculus canorus displaced experimentally during migration' Scientific Reports, bind 5, 16402. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep16402

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Willemoes, M., Blas, J., Wikelski, M., & Thorup, K. (2015). Flexible navigation response in common cuckoos Cuculus canorus displaced experimentally during migration. Scientific Reports, 5, [16402]. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep16402

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Willemoes M, Blas J, Wikelski M, Thorup K. Flexible navigation response in common cuckoos Cuculus canorus displaced experimentally during migration. Scientific Reports. 2015;5. 16402. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep16402

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Willemoes, Mikkel ; Blas, Julio ; Wikelski, Martin ; Thorup, Kasper. / Flexible navigation response in common cuckoos Cuculus canorus displaced experimentally during migration. I: Scientific Reports. 2015 ; Bind 5.

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title = "Flexible navigation response in common cuckoos Cuculus canorus displaced experimentally during migration",
abstract = "Migrating birds follow innate species-specific migration programs capable of guiding them along complex spatio-temporal routes, which may include several separate staging areas. Indeed, migration routes of common cuckoos Cuculus canorus show little variation between individuals; yet, satellite tracks of 11 experimentally displaced adults revealed an unexpected flexibility in individual navigation responses. The birds compensated for the translocation to unfamiliar areas by travelling toward population-specific staging areas, demonstrating true navigation capabilities. Individual responses varied from travelling toward the first stopover in northern Europe to flying toward the Central-African winter grounds, the latter including several stopovers in unfamiliar areas. Apparently, the cuckoos possess spatial knowledge far beyond their population-specific flyway scale, and make individual decisions likely based on an assessment of perceived gain and cost of alternative route options.",
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N2 - Migrating birds follow innate species-specific migration programs capable of guiding them along complex spatio-temporal routes, which may include several separate staging areas. Indeed, migration routes of common cuckoos Cuculus canorus show little variation between individuals; yet, satellite tracks of 11 experimentally displaced adults revealed an unexpected flexibility in individual navigation responses. The birds compensated for the translocation to unfamiliar areas by travelling toward population-specific staging areas, demonstrating true navigation capabilities. Individual responses varied from travelling toward the first stopover in northern Europe to flying toward the Central-African winter grounds, the latter including several stopovers in unfamiliar areas. Apparently, the cuckoos possess spatial knowledge far beyond their population-specific flyway scale, and make individual decisions likely based on an assessment of perceived gain and cost of alternative route options.

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