Pigeons flocks have followers and leaders, reveals an analysis of data recorded by GPS devices in the birds’ backpacks. While the flock member designated as red isn’t the fastest bird, his movements guide the flock on a homing flight.

Credit: M. Nagy, Zsuzsa Ákos, D. Bíró & T. Vicsek

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