FLIGHT BEHAVIOR OF THE GREAT TIT PARUS-MA JOR AT THE NEST BOX - POSSIBILITIES AND BOUNDARIES OF BIRD FLIGHT ANALYSIS BY HIGH-SPEED SHUTTER CAMCORDERS

Authors
Citation
W. Nachtigall, FLIGHT BEHAVIOR OF THE GREAT TIT PARUS-MA JOR AT THE NEST BOX - POSSIBILITIES AND BOUNDARIES OF BIRD FLIGHT ANALYSIS BY HIGH-SPEED SHUTTER CAMCORDERS, Journal fur Ornithologie, 137(4), 1996, pp. 463-477
Citations number
10
Language
TEDESCO
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Ornithology
Journal title
ISSN journal
0021-8375
Volume
137
Issue
4
Year of publication
1996
Pages
463 - 477
Database
ISI
SICI code
0021-8375(1996)137:4<463:FBOTGT>2.0.ZU;2-1
Abstract
By studying the flight behaviour of Great Tits at a nest box the possi bilities and boundaries of using a commercial camcorder with high spee d shutter for documentation and description of bird flight are present ed: Documentation of scenes, to and fro flight behaviour, stereotypes, distances, velocities, accelerations and decelerations, path of point s, beating frequencies, angles, areas of wings and tails, estimation o f forces and moments, compensatory beats, flying behaviour including h overing and other aspects. By this paper it is hoped to encourage orni thologists to make more frequent use of their camcorders for bird flig ht documentation and analysis.