Peregrine falcons are the fastest member of the animal kingdom capable of speeds in excess of 200 miles per hour.
But just how fast can they go? Some experts believe that these birds are capable of reaching speeds of up to 240 miles per hour making them the fastest animals on Earth.
While there is no definitive proof that a peregrine falcon has ever reached the speeds necessary to break the sound barrier some experts believe that it is indeed possible.
The fact that these birds can reach such high speeds is due to a number of factors including their large wingspan powerful muscles and streamlined bodies.
If a peregrine falcon were to reach the speed of sound it would be an incredible feat.
Not only would it be the first bird to ever do so but it would also be the first animal of any kind to break the sound barrier.
This would be a truly remarkable achievement and one that would likely go down in history.