Friday, September 03, 2010

World's Fastest Bird

The Peregrine Falcon is the fastest bird on record. Its horizontal cruising speeds can reach 55 mph, but can fly and swoop at speeds reaching speeds much higher (around 65-68 mph). The Peregrine Falcon uses this ability to prey on other birds like pigeons, ducks, and pheasants.

(Photo by GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

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