Interesting Animal # 114 - The Swift

The bird, the common swift (apus apus) has been recorded flying at a speed of 69.3mph (111.6km/h).

(This wasn't just swooping and stooping, seemingly it flies at this speed horizontally and upwards. The record speeds were measured during bouts of mating, which are called "screaming parties". Hmm I've been to a few of those.)

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