Did you know that the fastest bird is the Peregrine Falcon ? Yeah, its a true fact. The Peregrine Falcons are raptors that means they are birds that hunt and kill for food. They can fly at a speed of 168-217 miles per hour. This incredible speed is used to kill their prey during the hunt because they are well adapted to the hunt; with strong, sharp, curved beaks for tearing flesh. A peregrines are ready to strike when they close their talons and strike the bird in a plunging dive. Then Peregrine will break their prey’s neck with a quick’s spine.