A V formation (sometimes called a skein) is the symmetric V-shaped flight
formation of flights of geese, ducks, and other migratory birds. V formations also ...
The linear flight formations of migratory birds are called echelons. ... have shown
that a true V-shaped echelon is, in fact, less common than a J formation is.
Jan 15, 2014 ... Why do birds fly in a V-formation? In a new study, scientists found that birds
position themselves and time their wing beats so perfectly that, ...
Feb 3, 2015 ... When flying in a v-formation, the birds' wing flaps were approximately 'in-phase',
meaning all the wing tips followed roughly the same path, the ...
Jan 16, 2014 ... Scientists say they have solved the mystery of why birds fly in a V formation, by
tracking critically endangered birds that were being trained to ...
Jan 16, 2014 ... They provide one of the most thrilling sights in nature but migrating birds' tight V-
formations and precise wing adjustments could also have a ...
Source: Birds That Fly in a V Formation Use An Amazing Trick ... Birds flying in a
V formation (like geese) probably do not do so because one member of the flock
Jan 16, 2014 ... New research reported in the journal Nature provides insights into the mysteries
of bird flight formation.
Feb 3, 2015 ... Birds take turns in the exhausting lead spot when flying formation, study of
endangered ibis finds.
May 11, 2013 ... Wildlife scientists have conducted extensive studies to determine why geese and
other migratory birds always fly in a distinctive v-formation.