Top 13 Fastest Birds In The World
Grey headed Albatross: As one of the largest albatross species, the Grey-headed Albatross can attain speeds of up to 127 miles per hour (204 kilometers per hour) while gliding on ocean winds.
Peregrine Falcon: The undisputed fastest bird on the planet, the Peregrine Falcon can reach speeds of up to 240 miles per hour 386 kilometers per hour.
Golden Eagle: With powerful wings and sharp vision, the Golden Eagle is an agile predator, capable of reaching speeds of up to 200 miles per hour (322 kilometers per hour.
Eurasian Hobby: This small falcon is swift in flight, reaching speeds of up to 100 miles per hour (161 kilometers per hour) while hunting insects and small birds.
Brazilian Free tailed Bat: While not a bird, the Brazilian free-tailed bat deserves mention for its impressive speed of up to 99 miles per hour (160 kilometers per hour) during horizontal flight.
Red throated Bee eater: With their vibrant colors and swift flight, Red-throated Bee-eaters can reach speeds of up to 44 miles per hour (71 kilometers per hour.
Annas Hummingbird: Despite their tiny size, Anna's Hummingbirds are incredibly agile, capable of reaching speeds of up to 61 miles per hour (98 kilometers per hour.
Northern Gannet: This impressive seabird can attain speeds of up to 40 miles per hour (64 kilometers per hour) while diving into the water to catch fish.
Red breasted Merganser: As a diving duck, the Red-breasted Merganser can achieve impressive speeds of up to 81 miles per hour (130 kilometers per hour) when fleeing from predators.
Mallard Duck: Mallards are agile fliers, reaching speeds of up to 55 miles per hour (89 kilometers per hour) during migration and escape from predators.
Gyrfalcon: Thriving in Arctic regions, the Gyrfalcon is known for its breathtaking dives at speeds of around 130 miles per hour (209 kilometers per hour) to capture prey.
Common Eider: Found in northern seas, the Common Eider is a fast flyer, reaching speeds of up to 47 miles per hour (76 kilometers per hour) when in flight.
Barn Swallow: Known for their graceful aerial acrobatics, Barn Swallows can reach speeds of up to 46 miles per hour (74 kilometers per hour) during flight.