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Birds of Prey Flight Speeds – Africa

The raptors of Africa are extremely difficult to identify because of their great diversity and development stage variability. Also, many African birds are endangered because of man’s careless intrusion in their natural habitats and environmental changes. Many people in this region have taken the native birds of prey for granted and haven’t truly realized their magnificence. While we will continue to write informational articles on each bird of prey species around the world, below are the known flight speeds for the raptors native to Africa.


Maximum Airspeed

Peregrine Falcon

242 mph

Golden Eagle

200 mph

Martial Eagle

100 mph

African Crowned Eagle

100 mph


80 mph


80 mph

Fish Eagle

50 mph


38 mph

Steppe Eagle

37 mph




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