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Slow motion pigeon flight

We don’t often look at pigeons the way we might observe a stealthy owl or a Northern Goshawk. But pigeons are powerful birds, capable of explosive take-offs.

In this BBC Earth clip from Secrets of Bones, evolutionary biologist and master skeleton builder Ben Garrod talks with bird specialist Lloyd Buck about the special qualities of pigeon flight. See Smudge the pigeon take off in slow motion, then compare her body with a pigeon skeleton.

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