Brazilian free-tailed bat is the fastest flyer in the animal kingdom

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    Sounds highly dubious, not least that Swifts, despite their name, don't actually fly very fast in horizontal flight (around 40-50 km/h or less); very hard to tell accurately as they can get a lot faster in intermittent swooping / diving which they do frequently in flight. AFAIK, the fastest birds in level flight are some of the diving ducks, at around 100 km/h.
     

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