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Pigeon Head Motion When Walking
Name: Armin Status: other Grade: other Location: N/A Country: Croatia Date: Winter 2011-2012
Why do pigeons shake their head while moving?
This keeps their center of gravity above a point of support so that they do not fall.
---Nathan A. Unterman
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