Why do pigeons bob their heads?
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Head bobbing in pigeons and some other birds serves a visual function. Pigeons' eyes are located on the sides of their heads in order to have a broader visual range and to detect predators. But this limits their depth perception. As a result, they are unable to discern distances accurate. For this reason they move their heads, and make the connection between motion and distance, i.e., close predators or objects move faster while more distant predators or objects are slower.
I was once told it helped them digest the rocks and dirt in the food they eat too.
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