Super Animals: Fast Fliers, Heavy Lifters, and High Jumpers

Publication: 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.

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