Top 20 fast Animals

Peregrine Falcon

peregrine falcon

Animal: Peregrine Falcon
Maximum speed: 390 km/h
Class: Bird
The Peregrine falcon is the fastest member of the animal kingdom. Though it is not fast enough in horizontal level flight, its hunting dive, the stoop, it soars to a great height, then dives steeply at speeds of over 320 km/h

Golden Eagle

golden_eagle

Animal: Golden eagle
Maximum speed: 320 km/h
Class: Bird
Golden eagles use their agility and speed combined with powerful feet and massive, sharp talons to snatch up a variety of prey, a golden eagle can reach spectacular speeds of up to 240 to 320 kilometers per hour when diving after prey.

White-throated needletail swift

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Animal: White-throated needletail
Maximum speed: 170 km/h
Class: Bird
The White-throated needletail (Hirundapus caudacutus), also known as needle-tailed swift or spine-tailed swift, is a large swift. It is commonly reputed to reach speeds of up to 170 km/h

Eurasian Hobby

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Animal: Eurasian hobby
Maximum speed: 160 km/h
Class: Bird
The Eurasian hobby is a small slim falcon. The flight style is one of the unique feature of Eurasian Hobby. It can reach speed upto 160 km/h.

Frigatebird

Frigatebird

Animal: Frigatebird
Maximum speed: 150 km/h
Class: Bird
Frigatebirds are a family of seabirds called Fregatidae which are found across all tropical and subtropical oceans, they can fly up to 150 km/h

Rock Dove

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Animal: Rock Dove
Maximum speed: 148 km/h
Class: Bird
The rock dove is a member of the bird family Columbidae originated from North African birds and European species. Rock Dove reach speed up to 148 km/h

Horsefly

Horsefly

Animal: Horsefly
Maximum speed: 145 km/h
Class: Insect
Horse-flies are found worldwide, except for the polar regions, but they are absent from some islands such as Greenland, Iceland, and Hawaii. Horsefly’s fastest recorded speed has been up to 145 km/h.

Spur-winged goose

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Animal: Spur-winged goose
Maximum speed: 142 km/h
Class: Bird
The spur-winged goose is a large bird in the family Anatidae, related to the geese and the shelducks, but distinct from both of these in a number of anatomical features, and therefore treated in its own subfamily, the Plectropterinae. It occurs in wetlands throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Spur-winged goose can reach speed up to 142 km/h

Red-breasted Merganser

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Animal: Spur-winged goose
Maximum speed: 129 km/h
Class: Bird
The Spur-winged goose is a diving duck, one of the sawbills. This bird is found in large lakes, rivers and the ocean. It prefers salt water more than the other two species of merganser. Spur-winged goose is the fastest duck, it can reach top airspeed of 129 km/h.

Black Marlin

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Animal: Black marlin
Maximum speed: 129 km/h
Class: Fish
The black marlin is a species of marlin found in tropical and subtropical areas of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. With a maximum published length of 4.65 m (15.3 ft) and weight of 750 kg (1,650 lb), it is one of the largest marlins and also one of the largest bony fish. This marlin is one of the fastest fish, with speeds of up to 129 km/h

Gyrfalcon

Gyrfalcon

Animal: Gyrfalcon
Maximum speed: 129 km/h
Class: Bird
The Gyrfalcon is a bird of prey, the largest of the falcon species. It usually hunts in a horizontal pursuit, rather than with the peregrine’s speedy stoop from a height. Most prey is killed on the ground, whether they are captured there or, if the victim is a flying bird, forced to the ground. Gyrfalcon can reach speed up to 129 km/h.

Grey-headed Albatross

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Animal: Grey-headed Albatross
Maximum speed: 127 km/h
Class: Bird
The Grey-headed Albatross is a large seabird from the albatross family. It has a circumpolar distribution, nesting on isolated islands in the Southern Ocean and feeding at high latitudes, further south than any of the other mollymawks. Its name derives from its ashy-grey head, throat and upper neck. Grey-headed albatross reach speed up to 127 km/h.

Cheetah

Cheetah

Animal: Cheetah
Maximum speed: 120 km/h
Class: Mammal
The Cheetah is a big cat that occurs mainly in eastern and southern Africa and a few parts of Iran. Fastest land-animal, fastest mammal, fastest feline, the cheetah can accelerate from 0 to 96.6 km/h (60.0 mph) in under three seconds, though endurance is limited. Cheetah can reach speed up to 120 km/h.

Sailfish

Sailfish

Animal: Sailfish
Maximum speed: 109 km/h
Class: Fish
Sailfish are a genus Istiophorus of billfish living in warmer sections of all the oceans of the world. They are predominantly blue to gray in colour and have a characteristic erectile dorsal fin known as a sail, which often stretches the entire length of the back. Another notable characteristic is the elongated bill, resembling that of the swordfish and other marlins. They are therefore described as billfish in sport-fishing circles. Sailfish can reach speed up to 109 km/h

Anna’s hummingbird

Anna's_hummingbird

Animal: Anna’s hummingbird
Maximum speed: 98 km/h
Class: Bird
Anna’s hummingbird is a medium-sized hummingbird native to the west coast of North America, was named after Anna Masséna, Duchess of Rivoli. In the early 20th century, Anna’s hummingbird bred only in northern Baja California and southern California. Anna’s hummingbird reach speed up to 98 m/h

Swordfish

Swordfish

Animal: Swordfish
Maximum speed: 97 km/h
Class: Fish
Swordfish are large, highly migratory, predatory fish characterized by a long, flat bill. They are a popular sport fish of the billfish category, though elusive. Swordfish are elongated, round-bodied, and lose all teeth and scales by adulthood. These fish are found widely in tropical and temperate parts of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans, and can typically be found from near the surface to a depth of 550 m (1,800 ft). Swordfish can reach speed up to 97 km/h.

Ostrich

Ostrich

Animal: Ostrich
Maximum speed: 96 km/h
Class: Bird
The Ostrich is either one or two species of large flightless birds native to Africa, the only living member(s) of the genus Struthio, which is in the ratite family. Ostrich can reach speed up to 96 km/h.

Mexican free-tailed bat

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Animal: Mexican free-tailed Bat
Maximum speed: 96 km/h
Class: Mammal
The Mexican free-tailed bat is a medium-sized bat that is native to the Americas, regarded as one of the most abundant mammals in North America. Its proclivity towards roosting in huge numbers at relatively few locations makes it vulnerable to habitat destruction in spite of its abundance. Mexican free-tailed Bat can reach speed up to 96 km/h. Tail wind is what allows free-tailed bats to reach such high speeds.

Pronghorn

Pronghorn

Animal: Pronghorn
Maximum speed: 88.5 km/h
Class: Mammal
The Pronghorn is a species of artiodactyl mammal indigenous to interior western and central North America. Though not an antelope, it is often known colloquially in North America as the prong buck, pronghorn antelope, or simply antelope because it closely resembles the true antelopes of the Old World and fills a similar ecological niche due to parallel evolution. Pronghorn can reach maximum speed up to 88.5 km/h

Springbok

Springbok

Animal: Springbok
Maximum speed: 88 km/h
Class: Mammal
The Springbok is a medium-sized antelope found mainly in southern and southwestern Africa. The sole member of the genus Antidorcas, this bovid was first described by the German zoologist Eberhard August Wilhelm von Zimmermann in 1780. Three subspecies are identified. A slender, long-legged antelope, the springbok reaches 71 to 86 cm (28 to 34 in) at the shoulder and weighs between 27 and 42 kg (60 and 93 lb). Top speed recorded for Springbok is 88 km/h.

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