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Table 2 Vectors of individual birds based on 3 recordings each

From: Light-dependent magnetoreception in birds: increasing intensity of monochromatic light changes the nature of the response

  8·1015 qu s-1m-2 36·1015 qu s-1m-2 54·1015 qu s-1m-2 72·1015 qu s-1m-2
Bird αb rb αb rb αb rb αb rb
424 nm Blue        
03-1 25° 0.98 343° 0.63A 0.84A 33° 0.98
03-2 342° 0.85 182° 0.74A 158° 0.83A 154° 0.78A
03-3 37° 0.97 156° 0.66 195° 0.94A 179° 0.59
03-4 356° 0.92 207° 0.43 173° 1.00 165° 0.65A
03-5 0.94 181° 0.81 37° 0.64 0.98A
03-6 197° 0.62A 210° 0.38 94° 0.70 15° 0.99
03-7 24° 0.91 162° 0.95A 0.75A 36° 0.35A
03-8 26° 0.96 15° 0.29 113° 0.62 0.86A
03-9 316° 0.80 170° 0.48A 236° 0.66A 163° 0.75A
03-10 355° 0.92 239° 0.47 0.68A 260° 0.36
03-11 25° 0.70A 156° 0.74 217° 0.53A 32° 0.86A
03-12 15° 0.91 19° 0.58 55° 0.89 156° 0.68A
502 nm Turquoise        
02-1 345° 0.91 279° 0.97 53° 0.71 0.80A
02-2 17° 0.59 81° 0.98A 325° 0.35A 33° 0.82
02-3 0.95 270° 0.99 0.99 348° 0.75
02-4 18° 0.96 105° 0.98A 15° 0.92 46° 0.66A
02-5 20° 0.76A 45° 0.51A 32° 0.98 14° 0.87A
02-6 329° 1.00 91° 0.98A 25° 0.91 50° 0.90
02-7 350° 0.86 291° 0.93 345° 0.99 0.83A
02-8 19° 0.97 281° 0.99 19° 0.96 354° 0.80
02-9 17° 0.67 343° 0.71 0.94 22° 0.96
02-10 24° 0.95 102° 0.67A 14° 0.90 25° 0.98
02-11 0.93 73° 0.94A 348° 0.81 332° 0.90
02-12 351° 0.96 325° 0.29 313° 0.61 359° 0.94
565 nm Green        
04-1 339° 0.81 234° 0.78A 99° 0.20 223° 0.54
04-2 0.92 240° 0.57A 290° 0.71 12° 0.96A
04-3 14° 0.82A 13° 0.34A 83° 0.99 353° 0.98A
04-4 0.82A 247° 0.68 116° 0.68A 178° 0.92A
04-5 20° 1.00 62° 0.64 143° 0.67 30° 0.94A
04-6 14° 0.86 223° 0.80 93° 0.99A 15° 1.00A
04-7 73° 0.58 210° 0.69A 86° 0.95 188° 0.81A
04-8 15° 0.98 98° 0.93 111° 0.97A 25° 0.84A
04-9 360° 0.97 296° 0.66 264° 0.65 52° 0.66
04-10 17° 0.94 235° 0.74 158° 0.52 117° 0.37A
04-11 318° 0.56 352° 0.86 262° 0.38A 34° 0.84A
04-12 14° 0.99 133° 0.77 92° 0.83 192° 0.95A
  1. A indicates axial vectors, with the preferred end of the axis indicated under αb