European Robin (IMAGE) University of Oldenburg Caption Migratory birds such as European robins can sense the Earth's magnetic field. Now researchers show for the first time that a molecule from their visual apparatus is sensitive to magnetic field. Credit Corinna Langebrake and Ilia Solov'yov Usage Restrictions Only to be used in connection with the press release License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.