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On the Lighter Side => Science Experiments => Topic started by: thedoc on 20/03/2013 18:07:35

Title: Why does a pigeon's head bob as it walks? - Garage Science
Post by: thedoc on 20/03/2013 18:07:35
Pigeons and various other birds seem to bob their heads backwards and forwards in a bizarre manner, which seems to be a lot of hard work. I was watching some in front of my garage and dug out the high speed camera to see what is going on.

 Read more about this experiment. (http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/content/kitchenscience/garage-science/exp/why-does-a-pigeons-head-bob-as-it-walks/)


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Post by: George on 21/05/2010 21:14:19
What about when they fly?
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Post by: BJ on 12/02/2014 22:48:22
This is always what I had thought to be the case, but I've just observed a pigeon standing very still and was still bobbing. Now I'm confused.