Lighthouses in the sky (1965)

Documentary №57039, 2 parts, duration: 0:19:00
Production: Centrnauchfilm (CNF)
Director:Popova V.
Screenwriters:Akimushkin I.
Camera operators:Krasnov O.
Composers:Stempnevskij S.


The film reveals the amazing features of animals in the navigation pane. Showing experiments with some species of birds and insects in the laboratory and natural habitat.

Reel №1

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The bird soars in the sky.

With trees rise into the air flocks of birds.

Birds in the clouds.

Bees collect flower nectar.

Blooming meadow.

Bees at the entrance to the hive.

Beekeepers transferred to the hive to another location.

Bee hive in the same place.

Experiment with bees: scientist puts a plate with honey in the grass at different distances from the hive.

Alternation: insects collect nectar of flowers, bowls of honey.

Bee in a plate.

Alternation: scientist marks bees, bees at the entrance to the hive, "ballet" in the cells, multrabota (meaning dance scout bees).

The rows of hives in the garden.

Rope against the sky.

Birds in reserve networks on the Curonian Spit.

Zoologist enters the trap and takes away the birds.

Scientist tags birds, records of observations and let the birds go free.

Experiment with starling: defining the trough with food by the sun and the cardinal.

Locations: Kaliningrad region [778]

Seasons: Summer [824]

Reel №2

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Special bird cages.

Scientific approaches the cage.

Hawk warbler in a cage.

Calculating the direction of seasonal migration behavior of birds.

Zoologist puts the bird into the transport cage.

People climb the ladder into the plane.

The plane takes off.

Clouds in the sky.

The desert zone in Central Asia.

Scientist transplants in experimental bird cage.

Animation: the choice of migratory routes, taking into account changes in the experimental conditions.

Bird chooses a new direction by the sun.

Birds in the sky.

Forest of central Russia.


Ant trails.

Insects drag prey.

Ants in the sand zone.

Experiment with ants: insects ability to find their way home, depending on the lighting.

The sun's rays penetrate the forest.

Swan flying over the lake.

Forest birds at sunset.

Locations: Kaliningrad region [778]

Seasons: Summer [824]

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