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9 birds that set records for their amazing flights

By: Jaymi Heimbuch on June 5, 2014, 11:24 a.m.
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The frequent flier club

The flight of birds has inspired our imaginations since we appeared on this Earth. All flight is amazing, but not all fliers are created equal. Species differ on speed, agility, endurance and yes, even altitude. These nine record-setters will have you thinking differently about the capabilities of birds. We have everything from which bird is the fastest, to which can fly the highest, the farthest, and even dive the deepest. Click through to find out which raptor has the most amazing dive. (Text: Jaymi Heimbuch)