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 ...
Feb 3, 2015 ... Migrating birds fly in a V-formation to take advantage of the aerodynamic effects
of flying behind another bird. Remarkably, birds take turns at ...
Jan 15, 2014 ... Anyone watching the autumn sky knows that migrating birds fly in a V formation,
but scientists have long debated why. A new study of ibises ...
Feb 23, 2004 ... The linear flight formations of migratory birds are called echelons. ... that a true V-
shaped echelon is, in fact, less common than a J formation is.
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 ...
Jun 28, 2016 ... Wildlife scientists have conducted extensive studies to determine why geese and
other migratory birds always fly in a distinctive v-formation.
Jan 16, 2014 ... New research reported in the journal Nature provides insights into the mysteries
of bird flight formation.
Abstract. The reasons for conspicuous “V” and other flight formations in birds are
debated. Theory and recent empirical advances show that energy saving is one ...
Birds flying in a V formation (like geese) probably do not do so because one
member of the flock is the 'leader', but in order to conserve energy. The bird at the
Jan 15, 2014 ... Birds flying in a V formation position themselves so as to capture as much updraft
as possible while avoiding any downdraft, a new study ...