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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

What is the Fastest Dive By A Bird Ever Recorded?


The fastest dive by a bird was recorded in a series of German experiments, when a peregrine falcon reached a velocity of 270 km/h (168 mph) at a 30-degree angle of stoop, rising to a maximum of 350 km/h (217 mph) at an angle of 45 degrees. This falcon, also known as a duck hawk, ‘stoops’ by circling high up and then folds its wings back to dive at prey with their talons.

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