Edited By: Pragati Bhandari

Peregrine Falcon  (Falco peregrinus) Peregrine falcons are the fastest birds and animals on the planet, reaching speeds of over 240 mph (386 km/h) while diving to catch their prey.

Golden Eagle  (Aquila chrysaetos)  Golden eagles can reach speeds of around 150 mph (240 km/h) while hunting and flying.

White throated Needletail (Hirundapus caudacutus)  This bird is known for its incredible flight speed, reaching up to 105 mph  (169 km/h).

Eurasian Hobby  (Falco subbuteo) The Eurasian hobby can attain speeds of about 100 mph (160 km/h) during its hunting flights.

Frigatebird (Fregata spp) Frigatebirds are known for their impressive soaring abilities. While they may not achieve very high speeds, they can maintain flight for extended periods without flapping their wings.

Spur winged Goose (Plectropterus gambensis)  Despite being a relatively larger bird, the spur-winged goose can fly at speeds of up to 88 mph (142 km/h).

Grey headed Albatross (Thalassarche chrysostoma)  Albatrosses are skilled gliders and can cover long distances at high speeds with the help of their large wingspan.

Mexican Violetear  (Colibri thalassinus)  Among hummingbirds, the Mexican violetear is one of the fastest, capable of reaching speeds around 50 mph (80 km/h) during its courtship dives.

Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus)  Gyrfalcons are the largest  of all falcon species and can achieve speeds of around  80 mph (130 km/h) during hunting.