Birds of a feather really DO flock together! Pigeons stay in a group in the presence of predators rather than moving to protect themselves, study finds

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- UK experts performed experiments with flocks of pigeons and a robot predator
- The pigeons stayed together in the presence of predators for the flock's benefit
- It was thought pigeons selfishly fly to the centre of a herd to protect themselves
- This selfish herd theory was first proposed to clarify why animals move in groups


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