Faster than a speeding swift: Bats beat birds at their own airborne game

Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 08:21 in Biology & Nature

When it comes to powered animal flight, bats have always seemed to come second to birds. But scientists who flew a plane to track the flight of Brazilian free-tailed bats have clocked these winged mammals flying at speeds rivaling those of the fastest birds. The findings, described in the journal...

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