Why Do Birds Fly in a V Formation?


There are two well-supported and corresponding explanations for why birds fly in V formation. One is to preserve energy by taking advantage of the up wash whirlpool fields formed by the wings of the birds in front. The other is to aid communication and orientation among the flying birds.
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Birds fly in a V formation to conserve energy. Each bird flies slightly above the one ahead of it to lower wind resistance. They take turns flying at the head of the V.
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