Why do tumbler pigeons tumble?


It is believed that tumbler pigeons tumble as a survival technique developed to avoid birds of prey through their flying technique. The tumbling ability enables them to roll over backwards in flight and evade their predators.
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First: Here's a site where you can see one of the Tumbler breeds, The Oriental Roller. http://www.angelfire.com/ut2/uora Second: If you want to go to Youtube.com you can see some
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That's a question that really has no answer. Personally, I feel the Oriental Roller in the air is the equal to anything that flies. It has amazing acrobatic ability. On the other
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Tumbler pigeons tumble to avoid being captured by larger predators such as hawks that see them as an easy meal in the sky. This is a natural defense against enemies. The second reason is that they use tumbling as a way to change direction when they're in flight. It's much easier for them to do a roll in the air to change direction or to simply do a barrel roll to loose altitude quickly and escape.
Tumbler pigeons evolved with the ability to tumble from side to side or backwards when it is flying as a survival strategy. These pigeons are descended from Rock Doves. Tumbler Pigeons are found all over the world. You can find more information at www. pigeonweb. net/tumbler-pigeon
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