Why Birds Fly in V Formation Finally Explained

Why Birds Fly in V Formation Finally Explained

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Why Birds Fly in V Formation Finally Explained

Scientists have discovered that migratory birds fly in a V formation to take advantage the upward airflow created by those in front of them.

A group of international scientists, including those from the Royal Veterinary College in London, has discovered that migratory birds fly in a V formation to take advantage the upward airflow created by those in front of them.

That theory has been around for a while, but this is the first study backed by technology.

Also learned was that the birds adopt a precise wing flap that furthers the energy-saving benefits.

The discovery came as part of a larger effort focused on repopulating Europe with the northern bald ibis, which has disappeared from the area due to hunting.

Flocks of them are...

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