Falcons are one of fastest animals in the world. This iconic bird is characterized by long, pointed wings and swift, powerful flight. The flight of falcons is fast and direct with the wings rapidly digging through the air. Among the most impressive birds to watch hunt, Falcons are known for their high speeds, impressive aerial acrobatics, and unmistakable grace. But Falcons not only fly fast, some populations fly incredibly long distances, too. To this day, they are still one of the most popular birds in the sport of falconry, and in ancient times they were considered the birds of royalty.