These Are the Fastest Birds in the World

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Peregrine Falcon

The Peregrine Falcon is often considered the fastest bird in the world. It can reach speeds of over 240 mph (386 km/h) during its hunting.

Golden Eagle:

Golden Eagles are known for their speed and agility. They can reach speeds of up to 150 mph (241 km/h) when diving.

White-throated Needletail:

This bird, also known as the spine-tailed swift, is one of the fastest-flying birds and can reach speeds of around 105 mph (169 km/h).

Eurasian Hobby

The Eurasian Hobby is a small falcon known for its impressive speed and agility. It can reach speeds of up to 100 mph (161 km/h).

Mexican Free-tailed Bat:

While not a bird, the Mexican Free-tailed Bat deserves mention for its remarkable flight speed. I

Spur-winged Goose:

This large waterfowl is known for its swift and powerful flight. It can reach speeds of up to 88 mph (142 km/h).


Frigatebirds are known for their exceptional soaring abilities. While they may not reach high speeds.

Red-breasted Merganser:

Red-breasted Mergansers are diving ducks capable of reaching speeds of around 81 mph (130 km/h) during flight.


While their exact speed is challenging to measure, they are among the fastest birds in level flight.

Common Swift:

Common Swifts are known for their continuous flight, and they can reach speeds of approximately 69 mph (111 km/h).


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