Bird V-formations

Subject: Bird V-formations
From: Laurie Knight <>
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2014 16:33:11 +1000
People with access to Nature can access the report in this week's edition

Bird flight: Fly with a little flap from your friends
Florian T. Muijres & Michael H. Dickinson
Nature Volume: 505, Pages: 295-296

The key is the way the trailing birds synchronise their wing flaps to match the vortices produced by the bird in front. It boils down to wing control and body position and that might make things harder for "smaller, faster-flapping birds"

On 17/01/2014, at 7:56 AM, Stephen Ambrose wrote:

Scientists Reveal the Truth of Bird V-Formations

Stephen Ambrose
Ryde, NSW

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