1. Ecology
  2. Evolutionary Biology
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Physiology: The highs and lows of bird flight

  1. Jon Harrison  Is a corresponding author
  1. Arizona State University, United States
Cite this article as: eLife 2019;8:e50626 doi: 10.7554/eLife.50626
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Teaching a bar-headed goose how to fly.

The goslings used in experiments like these usually learn to fly in a wind tunnel. However, the wind tunnel that Meir et al. used in their experiments was broken when the first hatch of bar-headed geese fledged, so the researchers taught the geese to fly by riding alongside them on a bicycle and, later, a motor scooter.

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