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V formation - Wikipedia

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A V formation (sometimes called a skein) is the symmetric V-shaped flight formation of flights of geese, ducks, and other migratory birds ... The V formation possibly improves the efficiency of flyi...

Birds That Fly in a V Formation Use An Amazing Trick – Phenomena ...

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Jan 15, 2014 ... Why do some birds fly in a V? Most people would say that they do it to save energy, which would be right. But it turns out that birds in a V are ...

Why Do Birds Fly in a V? | Wonderopolis

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The reason these birds prefer to fly in a V shape has puzzled researchers for many years. There are two general theories to explain the V-shaped phenomenon.

Here's Why Birds Fly In A 'V' Formation | The Huffington Post

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Jan 16, 2014 ... Squadrons of planes can save fuel by flying in a V formation, and many scientists suspect that migrating birds do the same. Models that treated ...

Why do birds fly in formation shaped like the alphabet'V'?

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Why do birds fly in formation shaped like the alphabet'V'? Which bird works the ... Just as a boat leaves a V-shaped wake of smoother water behind it, the lead ...

Why do birds fly in a V? Science may now have an answer. (+video ...

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Jan 15, 2014 ... A new study reveals that some birds strategically arrange themselves in a V- formation to conserve energy and maximize aerodynamic benefit.

Why Birds Take Turns At The Front When Flying In V-Formation

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Feb 3, 2015 ... Migrating birds fly in a V-formation to take advantage of the aerodynamic ... A new study explains why they do it, and why cooperation can be a ...

Ask a grown-up: why do birds fly in a V-shape? | Life and style | The ...

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May 3, 2014 ... Many birds fly thousands of miles during migrations. Bird flight is hard work, and their hearts beat very fast, so it can be exhausting. When birds ...

5 Things Geese Can Teach Us About Teamwork | Len Wilson

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Jun 28, 2016 ... As soon as a flock of geese take flight from Canadian waters they quickly form a v -shape flying pattern, with one rotating goose in the center ...

Fly like a bird: The V formation finally explained - BBC News

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Jan 16, 2014 ... Scientists say they have solved the mystery of why birds fly in a V formation, ... What these birds are able to do is amazing Dr Steven Portugal ...

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Why do migratory birds fly in a V-formation? - Scientific American

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Feb 23, 2004 ... Studies of several species have shown that a true V-shaped ... well-supported and complementary explanations for why birds fly in formation.

Why do geese fly in a V? (Everyday Mysteries: Fun Science Facts ...

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Scientists have determined that the V-shaped formation that geese use when ... It follows that birds that fly in formation glide more often and reduce energy ...

Why birds fly in a V-formation - USA Today

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Jan 15, 2014 ... Why do birds fly in a V-formation? ... scientists to predict how closely bunched birds in a V-shaped flock should be to save the most energy.