To: Kurtis Lindsay <>
Subject: Peregrines
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 13:06:09 +1000
On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 10:34:10AM +1000, Kurtis Lindsay wrote:
> But at speeds of up to 390 km/h, clearly the Peregrine Falcon reamins
> the fastest animal and perhaps fastest organism on  earth.

I wouldn't count on this because the basic physics suggest Gyrfalcons have
a higher maximum diving speed, essentially because they are heavier.
When someone trains a big female Gyrfalcon to chase a lure tossed out of
an aeroplane it may dive faster.


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