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Subject: birds
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: adamhill-ga
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Posted: 22 May 2002 12:02 PDT
Expires: 22 May 2002 13:36 PDT
Question ID: 17472
what are the air-speed velocities of unladen African and European swallows? 

Request for Question Clarification by neoxenos-ga on 22 May 2002 12:43 PDT
What are the scientific name of the African and European swallows you
want? There are several, for example:
Greater Striped Swallow - Hirundo cucullata 
South African Cliff Swallow - Hirundo spilodera 
These are both African swallows. 
There also the cliff and barn swallows that may also be considered: 
Hirundo pyrrhonota 
Hirundo rustica 
If you want a general answer though, it is  15-45 mph; noted here:
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How fast they can go with coconuts tied to them is not noted, however.
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