Talk:Animal navigation

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Good article Animal navigation has been listed as one of the Natural sciences good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.
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January 10, 2013 Good article nominee Listed
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Some comments / suggestions[edit]

1. Some pictures (INS, chart, polarization?) are rather off-topic - I think they should be removed. Removed INS, Chart; recaptioned Polarization, this is really hard to explain without the image. Hope this is ok now.

2. Is the painting really relevant ? Would the Manx Shearwaters be a better lead picture ? Actually I think so, yes, but Done

3. Is "Most notably" appropriate/necessary in the lead ? Done

4. Would the "History" section be better titled something like "The study of animal navigation" or "Early ideas about mechanisms of animal navigation" ? Done

5. Category:Orientation is below Category:Navigation so this article shouldn't be in both - I suggest removing the former. Done

6. Category:Ethology is below Category:Animals so this article shouldn't be in both - I suggest removing the former as this article is about animal navigation, not exclusively about the study of animal migration. Done

7. I'm curious about examples like the bird released from Boston - the article doesn't really explain how it can achieve this feat of navigation. --- Lockley didn't know: his experiment (and calculation of its speed) merely showed that it did. Clarified wording.

DexDor (talk) 21:24, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

Responses Chiswick Chap (talk) 22:18, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

bees[edit]

not only so-called 'honey'bees,but all bees. When I was a boy,bees meant bees, unless one meant bumble bees or native bees; honey bees is a tautology for dimwits.AptitudeDesign (talk) 06:30, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

The honeybee is a common name for one species of bee, Apis mellifera, and is not a tautology. Chiswick Chap (talk) 08:56, 21 April 2014 (UTC)