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Science. 1979 Sep 7;205(4410):1027-9.

Pigeons have magnets.

Abstract

Research on pigeon homing suggests that magnetic field information is used for orientation. The ability of pigeons to sense magnetic fields may be associated with a small, unilateral structure between the brain and the skull which contains magnetic in what appears to be single domains.

PMID:
472725
DOI:
10.1126/science.472725
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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