Young frigatebirds learn how to compensate for wind-drift

Joe Wynn, Oliver Padget, Julien Collet, Aurélien Prudor, Alexandre Corbeau & Henri Weimerskirch
Compensating for wind drift can improve goalward flight efficiency in animal taxa, especially amongst those that rely on thermal soaring to travel large distances. Little is known, however, about how animals acquire this ability. The great frigatebird (Fregata minor) exemplifies the challenges of wind drift compensation because it lives a highly pelagic lifestyle, traveling very long distances over the open ocean but without the ability to land on water. Using GPS tracks from fledgling frigatebirds,...
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