A GPS-based system for recording the flight paths of birds

  • The GPS recorder consists of a GPS receiver board, a logging facility, an antenna, a power supply, a DC-DC converter and a casing. Currently, it has a weight of 33 g. The recorder works reliably with a sampling rate of 1/s and with an operation time of about 3 h, providing time-indexed data on geographic positions and ground speed. The data are downloaded when the animal is recaptured. Prototypes were tested on homing pigeons. The records of complete flight paths with surprising details illustrate the potential of this new method that can be used on a variety of medium-sized and large vertebrates.

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Author:Karen von Hünerbein, Hans-Joachim Hamann, Eckhard Rüter, Wolfgang WiltschkoGND
Parent Title (German):Naturwissenschaften
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2005/10/06
Year of first Publication:2000
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2005/10/06
GND Keyword:Brieftaube ; Orientierungsverhalten ; Flugdatenregistriergerät ; GPS <Satellitengeodäsie>
Page Number:2
First Page:278
Last Page:279
Source:Naturwissenschaften. 2000 Jun;87(6):278-9., Copyright by Springer. The original publication is available on LINK at http://link.springer.de/link/service/journals/00114/bibs/0087006/00870278.htm
Institutes:Biowissenschaften / Biowissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 59 Tiere (Zoologie) / 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht