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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Peregrine Falcon

The peregrine falcon is by far the animal kingdom's fastest flier. They have a dive-bomb hunting technique called a stoop when attacking their prey (usually pigeons or dove) at speeds of up to 200 miles an hour (322 kilometers an hour).

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Image Credit: Tim Fitzharris/Minden Pictures

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