In a captivating video captured in the Netherlands, a daring pigeon astonishes onlookers as it fearlessly navigates between speeding cars on a highway, reaching an impressive speed of 100km/h (62 miles/h). Surprisingly, the persistent avian companion managed to keep pace with the vehicles for an astonishing distance of 20km (12.4 miles).
While birds are known to achieve speeds of up to 130 kilometers per hour when flying downwind, the motive behind the pigeon’s highway adventure remains a mystery. Speculations arise concerning the possibility of improved airflow or the utilization of upward lifting vortexes (vortex surfing) to enhance its aerodynamics and extend its flight range.
Here’s the video: