A Conversation for The 'Sixth Sense' of Weakly Electric Fish
maduin Started conversation Feb 17, 2003
What an amazing entry! Nature is very bizarre.
I was wondering; I think I read once that homing pidgeons use some sense that perceives magnetic fields to navigate. Is that true? Is it similar to the passive electro-fishies?
Fufidius Posted Feb 28, 2006
I believe pidgeons travel by landmarks...not sure though
Menthol Penguin - Currently revising/editing my book Posted Aug 31, 2007
Pigeons have magnetic crystals round their head so they know which way is north. This was proved by a scientist that tied a magnet round a pigeons head and the bird got confused. I found this reading a Nasty Nature book.
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