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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pretty much all the big birds that migrate. this includes geese, ducks, and more! however littler birds fly in a big swarm. this is because when a predator tries to attack the flock
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Birds fly in V-formations for the same reason that cyclists ride in a line; drafting. The leading bird breaks the wind and the following birds benefit from riding on the upwash from
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Two reasons; it conserves the energy of the birds and it is easier to
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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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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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