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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • describe some of the migratory journeys made by birds and other animals

  • explain the process of adaptation by natural selection and how this results in evolution

  • describe what is meant by homeostasis, with particular reference to how migratory birds regulate body temperature in order to conserve energy

  • provide examples of the use of celestial and magnetic cues for navigation by migratory birds