Top 10 Fastest Birds in the World
Bird is the fastest animal in the world, from all kinds of animals only bird that can exceed the speed of the car. Some birds capable of flying at high speed, even when they are able to dive to fly at speeds over 100 mph. Here is a list of fastest bird in the world.
10. Pintail: 65 mph
The pintail (Anas acuta) is a type of duck with a scattered population in Europe, Asia and North America. They are strong migratory birds that can travel from north to south. They can fly at a speed of 105 km / h (65 mph).
9. Mallard: 65 mph
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) or commonly called wild ducks are scattered mainly in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and North Africa, and can also be found in New Zealand and Australia. Males and females of these ducks can be easily distinguished, Mallard males have bright green heads while females have brown color. The Mallards can fly at a speed of 105 km / h (65 mph).
8. Teal: 68 mph
Teal (Anas Crecca) is a duck spread across Eurasia. The width of the wing this bird can reach 53-59 cm (21-23 in). This bird can fly with a top speed of 109 km / h (68 mph). Teals generally form large flocks when migrating.
7. Eider Duck: 70 mph
Eider Duck or Common Eider (Somateria mollissima) is a large sea duck with a body length of 50-71 cm. They are spread in Northern Europe, North America and eastern Siberia, especially at the beach. They also migrate to the south during the winter in large flocks in coastal waters. This bird can fly at a maximum speed of 113 km / h (70 mph).
6. Canvasback duck: 72 mph
Canvasback Duck (AythyaValisineria) is a diving duck in North America to live smart. They have a body length of 48-56 cm (19-22 in) with a wingspan of 79-89 cm (31-35 in). This bird can fly with a speed of 116 km / h (72 mph).
5. White-rumped swift: 77 mph
White-rumped Swift Apus caffer or fast-sized bird with a small population, especially in Spain, Morocco and sub-Saharan countries. The birds sometimes migrate to southern Africa. Body length from 14 to 15.5 cm this bird can fly at 124 km / h (77 mph).
4. Red-breasted Merganser: 80 mph
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator or diving ducks are widely spread in North America, Greenland, Europe and Asia. They fly farther south when they migrate during the winter. Red-breasted Merganser has a body length of 51-62 cm (20-24 in) and a wingspan of 70-86 cm (28-34 in) when they mature. They can fly at a speed of 129 km / h (80 mph).
3. Spur-winged Goose: 88 mph
Spur-winged Goose (Plectropterus gambensis) is a large bird that comes from wet areas of Sub-Saharan Africa. They have a body length of 75-115 cm (30-45 in) and weighs 4 to 6.8 kg (8.8 to 15 kg). This bird also is also the largest bird in the “goose” of the world. Males were considerably larger than the female. They can fly at a speed of 142 km / h (88 mph).
2. Frigate Bird: 95 mph
Frigate birds are one species of sea birds of the family Fregatidae. There are five species in a single genus Fregata. They are sometimes called Bird Pirates. Frigatebirds can fly with a speed of 153 km / h (95 mph).
1. Spine-tailed swift: 106 mph
Spine-tailed swift (Hirundapus caudacutus) can fly at a speed of 171 km / h (106 mph). Beat its competitors, frigate birds which can only fly at a speed of 153 km / h (95 mph). These birds have very short legs which they use just to stick to vertical surfaces. They build nests in rock crevices in cliffs or tree holes. Spine-tailed swift is the fastest bird in the world.