Hummingbirds: The Stealth Fighter Jet of the bird World
For their size, hummingbirds can fly faster than a fighter jet. A hummingbird's speed can reach 385 body lengths per second, easily beating the peregrine falcons recorded dives of 200 body lengths per second. ~ fighter jet with its afterburners on reaches 150 body lengths per second, while a space shuttle re-entering the atmosphere hits 207 body lengths per second. Hummingbirds can swoop down and turn so fast that they experience forces more than nine G's; or 9 times the force of gravity. For short periods, the birds fold their wings and hit speeds up to 27.3 meters per second (61 miles per hours).
Another fun fact:
When do you suppose hummingbirds fly the fastest? Why, when they're trying to impress the girls, of course.