What is the fastest flightless bird?
The fastest flightless bird is the ostrich. Yes, it can sprint
as fast as a horse galloping.
An ostrich can sprint at 65 Kilometres per hour (40 miles per
hour) and an emu can sprint at 50 kph, or 30 mph. The ostrich can
also maintain a cruising speed of 50kph.
There aren't too many bird that actually live in land but a few I
can think of would be the burrowing owl, bee-eaters, parakeets, and
mud swallows. The fastest of this group would be the swallow - when
it is flying of course. While they are in land all these birds are
pretty much stationary.
Contrary to popular belief the Ostrich is the fastest running bird
and has been known to reach speeds as high as 40 miles per