Flock Patterns When Pigeons Fly over Terrain with Different Properties

Margarita Zaleshina, Alexander Zaleshin

Abstract

The way in which flocks are organized affects the ability of birds to perceive the landscape over which they fly: if the pattern of the flock changes, then the generalized perception of the terrain over which birds fly will also change. In this paper the features of dynamic spatial organization of pigeons in a flock during flights over landscapes with different characteristics were studied based on the analysis of GPS tracks of birds. The ways of group flight were revealed for typical situations, such as survey of unfamiliar terrain or flight home from remote sites. The spatial distribution of distances between pairs of individual birds and directions of movement were calculated, and then related to the features of terrain over which flights were occurred. The data analysis was performed based on comparison of flock patterns during group flights over terrain of distinct types (sea coast, urban and countryside terrain, and natural landscape). The spatial data was processed using the geographic information system QGIS.

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in Harvard Style

Zaleshina M. and Zaleshin A. (2019). Flock Patterns When Pigeons Fly over Terrain with Different Properties.In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods - Volume 1: ICPRAM, ISBN 978-989-758-351-3, pages 334-341. DOI: 10.5220/0007255703340341


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icpram19,
author={Margarita Zaleshina and Alexander Zaleshin},
title={Flock Patterns When Pigeons Fly over Terrain with Different Properties},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods - Volume 1: ICPRAM,},
year={2019},
pages={334-341},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007255703340341},
isbn={978-989-758-351-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods - Volume 1: ICPRAM,
TI - Flock Patterns When Pigeons Fly over Terrain with Different Properties
SN - 978-989-758-351-3
AU - Zaleshina M.
AU - Zaleshin A.
PY - 2019
SP - 334
EP - 341
DO - 10.5220/0007255703340341