slowest bird in the world Archive

Birds fly. Their little wings do so much work, beating and beating, keeping their bodies afloat. We admire them in many ways. We try to imitate them. Oh what we would not do to fly!! Most small songbirds fly between 20 and 20 miles per hour.1 And most songbirds have a wingbeat frequency between 10 and 25 beats per seconds. One of our personal favorite backyard birds, the chickadees, have a wingbeat frequency of about 27 beats per second. Slowest Wing Beat Large vultures will often only flap their wings one time per second. Fastest Wing Beat It should come as no surprise to anyone who watches birds that a hummingbird beats its wings the fastest. The title of fastest wing beat goes to a [&hellip

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The Peregrine falcon is NOT the fastest bird in the world. Some believe the fastest bird is the Peregrine Falcon, Falco peregrinus, which supposedly flies between 124 – 175 mph. They actually fly around at about 40 to 60 mph (64 to 100 km/h) but are reported to be capable of reaching 175 mph (282 km/h) in a dive. The peregrine must not go this fast in an attack or it would smash into the ground at that dangerous speed, can you imagine?1 Other birds cruise around at faster speeds of 55 to 70 mph (89 to 113 km/h) such as the waterfowls and shorebirds or the Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator who sustains a cool 80 mph (129 km/h) for long distances. Even if you include [&hellip

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