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Pigeon in Slow Flight


Pigeon after take-off, filmed at 1000 frames per second and played back at 30 frames per second  (video from Crandell & Tobalske, 2011)















Diamond Dove Take-off





Diamond dove taking off from a flexible wood perch (flexural stiffness = 0.4). This video is part of an ongoing project with UM undergraduate senior Austin Smith to explore take-off performance in relation to the natural environment.


check out the University of Montana Flight Lab's youtube page for more!






Images in title bar (L-R): (1) Digital Particle Image Velocimetry of a Diamond Dove in flight (2) Tody (Todidae Todus) from the Dominican Republic (3) Scanning electron micrograph of the microstructure of Anolis garmani adhesive toe pads, spatular tips (each approximately 1 um wide)
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