max speed of eagle swooping down ??????
pgroeppe at estec.esa.nl
Thu Feb 27 16:59:33 EST 1997
I'm sorry, if this question is posted to an inappropriate newsgroup, but
I didn't find any better.
Last year, when visiting an "Eagle park" in Germany (Hellenthal/Eifel),
where lots of different birds of prey can be seen, also in action, the
master of the park explained, that an eagle could reach a speed of up to
90 m/s (320 km/h), when swooping down. This speed, which is similar to a
formula 1 car at max speed, sounds a bit exaggerated to me, but of
course, I have no idea of what is 'true'.
Is there somebody, who could confirm this figure or give me any other
thanks and regards, Peter
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