Why does a pigeon's head bob as it walks? - Garage Science

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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.

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« Last Edit: 20/03/2013 18:07:35 by _system »

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George

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« Reply #1 on: 21/05/2010 21:14:19 »
What about when they fly?

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« Reply #2 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.