Super Animals: Fast Fliers, Heavy Lifters, and High JumpersPublication: National Geographic News Date: June 23, 2006 View Article
Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s not a plane, and it’s not Superman.
But with a cruising speed of about 50 miles (80 kilometers) an hour and a maximum velocity of 200 miles (322 kilometers) an hour while dive-bombing prey, the peregrine falcon flies with real-world superpower speed.