Birds flying in a V take turns in the top spot, study finds

February 3, 2015 11:31 PM

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It take a flock to fly. Over grueling, dangerous flights, Northern bald ibises will take turns at the toughest job during their migration -- leading the V-shaped formation, a new study finds.

The findings, described in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shed fresh light on how these long-distance aviators work together to survive these arduous journeys.

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