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Spur-Winged Goose

  • Speed: 142kph (88mph)

The spur-winged goose is closed related to the geese and the shelducks and is one of the fastest birds in the world. They are the largest species of goose on earth and can be found in sub-Saharan Africa. You should never eat this type of goose because you can die. 

They feed on blister beetles which make them poisonous. Researchers say that males are usually larger than females. Even though they are generally quiet, they often gather in groups of about 50 individuals. 

 

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White Throated Needletail

  • Speed: 171kph (106mph)

The white-throated needletail is a large swift and one of the fastest birds in the world. According to animal experts, the white-throated needletail doesn’t like to spend its time on the ground, so these creatures are more likely to be seen in the air. 

Their diet consists of various insects, such as beetles, flies, bees and moths. They are migratory birds that breed in Central Asia and southern Siberia and during the colder seasons, they can be found in the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia and Australia.

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