Why do tumbler pigeons tumble?

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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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I don't think they do attack as such. This kind of behaviour is probably either defence (of their young) or an attempt to get food from you.
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Birds of all sorts grow quickly, so juveniles are the same size as their parents. In the first few weeks, when they are small, they stay in or near the nest, away from predators.
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Tumbleweeds tumble because they're so lightweight and can be blown around. Thanks for
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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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