For a Peregrine Falcon, It’s All in the Wings

Learn how the peregrine falcon achieves speeds over 200 miles per hour in this video narrated by noted naturalist David Attenborough. The falcon achieves these speeds during dives while hunting medium-sized birds, such as pigeons, shorebirds, and ducks. Its body can reach this velocity due to a unique aerodynamic body design with features such as pointed, swept back wings.

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