Top 5 Fastest Bird in The World with Amazing Speed!

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Birds fly with the help of their wings. They are warm blooded animals. They are generally fast in terms of speed. But among them, there are some birds which fly the fastest. In this article we will be finding out about such 5 fastest bird in the world. Birds are warm blooded animals. According to their size and structure, their metabolism and strength differs. Birds with bigger, stronger wings are generally the fastest bird in the world. Strong birds cover large distances. Some birds migrate from countries to countries while some fly from one continent to other.

The world contains about 10,000 species of bird in the world! Many birds have been extinct due to human encroachment. Ostrich is the fastest bird in the world.which weighs maximum of 156.8 kg. The smallest bird is Humming bird which weighs only 0.16 gram. Birds fly due to their hollow bones. The birds and fishes have streamlined bodies which helps to reduce the friction drag and helps to move faster in water and air.

Let’s have a look at our Epic Top 5 countdown of Fastest Bird in the World with Amazing Speed!

5. Frigate Bird

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The fifth fastest bird in the world is Frigate bird. It has the maximum speed of 153 km/h. It belongs to the species of Fregata. It belongs to the family of Fregatidae. Males are all-black with a scarlet throat pouch that is inflated like a balloon while female do not possess such scarlet throat.

4. White-throated Needle Tail

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The fourth fastest bird in the world is Peregrine Falcon. It has the maximum speed of 169 km/h i.e. 105 mph. It’s scientific name is Hirundapus caudacutus.  It belongs to the family of Apodidae. It’s maximum horizontal speed is 169 km//hr.

3. Gryfalcon

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The third fastest bird in the world is GryFalcon. It has the maximum speed of 209 km/h i.e. 130 mph. It’s scientific name is Falco rusticolus. It belongs to the family of Falconidae. It has a average horizontal speed of 80-110 km/h. It’s maximum horizontal speed is 145 km/h. It’s average diving speed is 187-209 km/hr.

2. Golden Eagle

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The second fastest bird in the world is Golden Eagle. It has the maximum speed of 320 km/h i.e. 200 mph. It’s scientific name is Aquila chrysaetos. It belongs to the family of Acciptriidae. It has a average horizontal speed of 45-51 km/h. It’s maximum horizontal speed is 129 km/h. It’s average diving speed is 241 km/hr.

1. Peregrine Falcon

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The fastest bird in the world with amazing speed is Peregrine Falcon. It has the maximum speed of 389 km/h i.e. 242 mph. It’s scientific name is Falco peregrinus. It belongs to the family of Falconidae. It has a average horizontal speed of 65-90 km/h. It’s maximum horizontal speed is 110 km/h. It’s average diving speed is 320 km/hr.

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