The Peregrine Falcon is renowned as the fastest bird and the fastest animal on the planet.
Golden Eagles are large birds of prey known for their powerful flight. They can reach speeds of up to 200 miles per hour (322 kilometers per hour) during a dive.
This bird is one of the fastest-flying birds in level flight and has been recorded at speeds of around 105 miles per hour (169 kilometers per hour).
The Eurasian Hobby is a small falcon known for its agility and speed. It can reach speeds of up to 100 miles per hour (160 kilometers per hour).
While not a bird, this bat is included because it is known to be one of the fastest-flying animals.
This large African goose has been reported to fly at speeds of around 88 miles per hour (142 kilometers per hour).
Frigatebirds are known for their ability to stay airborne for long periods. While not exceptionally fast in level flight.
This diving duck has been recorded flying at speeds of around 81 miles per hour (130 kilometers per hour).
Surprisingly, the common pigeon can be quite fast in flight. They have been known to reach speeds of up to 92 mph (148 km/h).
While not a bird, the black marlin is an exceptionally fast fish capable of leaping out of the water.