1 July 2009
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Q.Which bird never lands
A.The swift is the bird that almost never lands; it sleeps gliding in a pocket of warm air. The hummingbird is the only bird that can fly backwards.
Q.What's the fastest bird ?
A.The fastest bird in flight is the spine-tailed swift (106mph). The peregrine falcon reaches 220mph in a dive. Ostriches are the fastest on land (45mph).
Q.Do swifts ever land
A.Swifts never land on level ground because their legs are poorly suited to walking. They do land on vertical surfaces and have strong claws for gripping.