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...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
The reason 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.
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 ...
Birds flying in a V formation (like geese) probably do not do so because one
member of the ... That is why you see long V-shaped patterns in migrating birds; it
is a long journey, and birds try and optimize their energy levels. This also allows
Jan 16, 2014 ... Study Explains Why Birds Fly in V-Shaped Formation ... that I suspect most
people have asked themselves – why do birds fly in formation?
Sep 15, 2010 ... But how do they stay in such perfect formation? ... Some birds form tight, V-
shaped patterns, such as these migrating Canada Geese. ... and flamingos, form
tight, V-shaped patterns, while others fly together in loose flocks.