The peregrine falcon is arguably the fastest bird in the sky. Its streamlined body, powerful muscles and swept-back wing shape are perfect for fast flight. During level flight, with motion generated by wing-beats alone, they can reach speeds between 40-60 mph.
Likewise, people ask, how fast can a dove fly?
Furthermore, how fast can hawks fly?
Who is faster peregrine falcon or Cheetah?
Fastest organism The fastest land animal is the cheetah, which has a recorded speed of between 109.4 km/h (68.0 mph) and 120.7 km/h (75.0 mph). The peregrine falcon is the fastest bird, and the fastest member of the animal kingdom, with a diving speed of 389 km/h (242 mph).
Can a pigeon out fly a falcon?
Yes, pigeons can outfly hawks and falcons in level flight. I've seen my own out run them many times. It's when they are caught off guard that the pigeons can't get away in time. Peregrines also have the advantage of diving at 200 mph.