Northern Bald Ibises Take Turns When Flying in V-Shaped Formation

A group of ornithologists headed by Dr Bernhard Voelkl of Oxford University has found convincing evidence for ‘turn taking’ reciprocal cooperative behavior in migrating Northern bald ibises (Geronticus eremita). Migrations are inherently risky for birds. Previous studies have suggested that up to 35 percent of juvenile birds can die of exhaustion on their first migration. [...] —> Read More Here


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