Oct 31, 2016 10:47 AM EDT

One of The Fastest Bird On the Planet Eats, Sleeps, And Mates in The Air

By vicmariki

     In the Science World today an amazing creature with a different life style has been proved to fly for tremendously long periods of time. Swedish Researchers found that these Fastest birds on the planet can spend almost their entire 10-month nonbreeding period on the wing.

Swifts lay two or three eggs at two or three day intervals. Incubation starts with the first egg, and lasts for Nineteen to Twenty days per egg towards the hatching period. At this time interval the adults share all the nesting duties such as bringing insects to the nest food balls in which the young ones feeds on this continues to the two to three weeks of age from when is their hatched.

Using its wings an adult Swift is able to travel a distance from Europe to sub-Saharan Africa, but they apparently don't touch down there, as National Geographic reports. Researchers say they have never found roosting sites in sub-Saharan Africa. Other birds stopped for longer periods of time. But "even when swifts settle to roost," the researchers say, "the amount of time spent not flying is very small." (according to cs monitor )

This Fastest bird on the planet can fly at top speeds of about 75 miles an hour not only that but can also fly about 9000 feet high, which help them migrate about 18700 feet. If that's not enough, these amazing birds they can Feed, Mate, Drink and Sleep with the help of their wings.

They can land on nest boxes, branches, or houses, but they can't really land on the ground this is due to their morphological shape, having too long wings and very short legs that makes them being able to fly very high and unable to take off from flat surfaces such as Earth respectfully

Susanne Åkesson, a researcher from Lund University in Sweden, tells National Geographic that,

 "They feed in the air, they mate in the air; they get nest material in the air,". (according to NPR)

Also, these Fastest birds on the planet do catch insects in mid-air to munch on, so they don't need to land to get a snack.

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