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There is one goose who leads other geese in a "V" squadron. Is it always the sa

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    stephanielocke345posted 3 years ago

    There is one goose who leads other geese in a "V" squadron.  Is it always the same goose who leads?

    Geese migrate North perhaps hundreds of miles in a "V" squadron.  Does the same leader considered the "Alpha?"

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    CuAllaidhposted 3 years ago

    No... the geese actually take turns flying the lead. Due to the fluid dynamics the geese in the formation have an easier time flying than the lead goose, and thus they can conserve energy by flying in this formation, they will rotate out to keep the entire flock at peak efficiency.

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      stephanielocke345posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Your answer is correct.  Do the readers think all animal behavir is instinctual?

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      aviannoviceposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Stephanie--with the animal world, never go under the guise of always or never.  You will be proven wrong by the animals themselves more often than not.

 
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