Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Bird #75: Peregrine Falcon

Common Name: Peregrine Falcon

Scientific Name: Falco peregrinus

Description: 15-20 inches; upperparts blue-dark grey; dark mask; underparts heavily barred; yellow legs; long narrow tail; long pointed wings; wingspan of 29-47 inches. Females: up to 30% larger than males. Juveniles: upperparts brown; underparts yellowish with brownish streaks.

Peregrine Falcons are the fastest birds on Earth, and have been clocked at speeds, while diving, of over 200mph.

Habitat: were ever its prey can be found – cities; coastlines; wetlands etc.

Statue: Migrant; Wintering Resident


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