Peregrine Falcon - the fastest animal on earth: able to reach speeds over 200 mph in a drive.

Peregrine Falcon - the fastest animal on earth: able to reach speeds over 200 mph in a drive.

The Peregrine Falcon:  The fastest diving bird; photographed here, tucked into a dive that will last seconds... Due to its great height and reach around 389 km/h (conversion 389 km/h = 241.71339 mph!)

The Peregrine Falcon: The fastest diving bird; photographed here, tucked into a dive that will last seconds... Due to its great height and reach around 389 km/h (conversion 389 km/h = 241.71339 mph!)

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus).  35–51 cm; male 425–1060 g, female 595–1600 g; wingspan 79–114 cm.

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus). 35–51 cm; male 425–1060 g, female 595–1600 g; wingspan 79–114 cm.

Peregrine Falcon, known as the fastest bird, attaining up to 200 mph in a stoop or dive...

Peregrine Falcon, known as the fastest bird, attaining up to 200 mph in a stoop or dive...

Peregrine falcon. Fastest animal known to man. Measured to dive bomb prey and fly as fast as 242 miles per hour.

Peregrine falcon. Fastest animal known to man. Measured to dive bomb prey and fly as fast as 242 miles per hour.

Peregrine Falcon. Raptors have always been near me since I was a little girl. As close to a totem animal as I have.

Peregrine Falcon. Raptors have always been near me since I was a little girl. As close to a totem animal as I have.

Peregrine falcon - fastest diving bird. Image via Paradise of Birds on Facebook

Peregrine falcon - fastest diving bird. Image via Paradise of Birds on Facebook

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