Sleep and Flight
Research report (imported) 2006 - Max Planck Institute for Ornithology
Sleep during migration in songbirds is the focus of the work of the group of Niels Rattenborg at MPI for Ornithology. With the modern wind-tunnel at Seewiesen and new measuring techniques the scientists want to explore if birds sleep during long distance migratory flights. Ultimately, understanding if and how birds sleep during migration may provide insight into the function of sleep.