CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL

by nkluz

I am going West, for the CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL.

YOUNG BIRD SEASON screens Saturday, June 4 at 2pm as part of the shorts program: The Smithsonian Institute Blues (or the Big Dig)

So, more pigeon stuff. This is a video by a team that studied pigeon group dynamics by outfitting the pigeons with little gps backpacks (could definitely find personal use for one of those but they’re made for birds and I bet really expensive). They found, as is detailed more fully in their study ” Hierarchical group dynamics in pigeon flocks”, that pigeons navigate in part by “following the leader” until they get close enough to home to have familiar visual cues.

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