The 2nd Fastest Bird
The peregrine falcon is widely considered to be the fastest bird in the world, reaching speeds of up to 200 miles per hour during dives. But what is the second fastest bird?
The White-Throated Needletail
The white-throated needletail (Hirundapus caudacutus) is a species of swift that can reach speeds of up to 105 miles per hour. This makes it the second fastest bird in the world, just behind the peregrine falcon. The white-throated needletail is found in parts of Asia and Australia, where it feeds on insects while flying.
The white-throated needletail has long, pointed wings and a forked tail that help it maneuver quickly through the air. Its body is covered in glossy black feathers with a white throat patch, which gives it its name. It also has bright red eyes and a short, curved bill.