Why Do Birds Fly in a V Formation?

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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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ok so pretty much they fly in a v shape and take turns experiencing the hardest flying in the lead and the back. when the bird in the front gets tired they move aside and another
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The shape of the formation reduces the drag force that each bird ex...
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This is particularly difficult for human pilots master formation flight: it takes years of practicing. But for migratory birds that's piece of cake. 65 % of the birds species do migrate
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Flying in a V formation aids the birds in covering long distances efficiently. Ask us anything.
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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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