Top 10 Fastest Flying Birds in World

Have you ever imagined; what it would be like if you get a chance to fly? Most probably you must have thought of this exciting idea, especially when you are a kid. If you get into deeper layers of this thought, you may get the glimpse of the origin of this surprising side of yours. In most of the cases, people get this novel thought by seeing birds going high and high in the sky, beyond any borders, without hassle from anywhere to everywhere. In addition to this, isn’t you get a feeling of butterflies in your stomach while thinking of the fast speed in which these birds roam from one space to another space of sky. In this article, you would get a quick introduction of fastest flying birds in the world.

1. Peregrine Falcon 389 km/h (242 mph)

Peregrine Falcon 389 km/h (242 mph)

These are the highest speeding birds in the world as recorded by various sources. The birds from this category are also well known as Duck Hawk, almost found in all across the world, except few regions as higher mountain zones, Polar Regions and few more to name.

2. Golden Eagle 320 km/h (199 mph)

Golden Eagle 320 km/h (199 mph)

These birds are amazingly large sized birds, even larger than that of Falcon. The birds from this species are most widely found from the other eagle species. With the speed of flying at the rate of 320 kmph, they grab this pride position in this list.

3. Gyrafalcon 209km/h (130 mph)



Gyrafalcobns are precious birds from the hunting bird category. These ones are the largest of the Falcon species. A great speed of birds from this group would leave you excited.

4. Spine-tailed Swift 170 km/h (106 mph)

Spine-tailed Swift

The black colored swift birds are found to be in love with the sky. Even they form beautiful habitat for themselves in the rock, but they spend most part of their life in flying higher and swifter in the open sky.

5. Common Swift 171 km/h (106 mph)


Look at the high chimneys, buildings or sky climbing towers, you would not be surprised to see this bird around those places. They are best known to spend maximum time in the sky, even can get sleep in the sky while being in the air.

6. Eurasian Hobby 160 km/h (100 mph)

Eurasian Hobby

Another one coming from the Falcon species is Eurasian Hobby, famously known as Hobby birds. These are prominently known for their bold and courage. Also, if trained well they behave in an excellent way.

7. Frigate Bird 153 km/h (95mph)

Frigate Bird

These are not the good swimmer and even feel difficulty in walking. But, still found above the sea, as they feed themselves with sea birds. Fly at a faster speed, and easily makes a spot in this list.

8. Spurwinged Goose 142 km / h (88mph)

 Spurwinged Goose

Even after species flying with high speed, they make their nest near the ground and mostly found around the greener areas. Either the lakes, rivers, countryside, these could be found nearby.

9. Red-breasted Merganser 129 km / h (80mph)

Unlike others, they don’t spend their maximum time in the air. Contrary to this, they live underside water or near the ground most of the time. This may be because their food is insects, fish, and other aquatic inhabitants. After being closer to ground, whenever they reach to fly, they go with the great speed of 80 mph.

10. Canvasback duck 116 km / h (72mph)

Canvasback duck belongs from the species of bird, which looks very stylish and attractive too. With the long neck, and an elegant combination of brown, white and black color, these look beautiful and the fast flying speed adds another attraction to these.

Conclusion- Above named and described birds are nature’s surprising creations. These are bestowed with a distinct power of wings, and thus well attained by the people from across the world. Few of these can even be seen around your own place if given a little focus.