Coordinated Behaviour in Pigeon Flocks

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Yomosa, Makoto ; Mizuguchi, Tsuyoshi ; Vásárhelyi, Gábor ; Nagy, Máté (2015)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 10, issue 10 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0140558, pmc: PMC4618473
  • Subject: Bird flight, Pigeons, Flight (biology), Birds, Velocity, Motion, Homing behavior, Radii | Q | R | Research Article | Science | Medicine
    • ddc: ddc:570
    arxiv: Quantitative Biology::Other

We analysed pigeon flock flights using GPS trajectory data to reveal the most important kinematic aspects of flocking behaviour. We quantitatively investigated the internal motion of the flock based on pairwise statistics and found the following general relationships in... View more
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