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
· Helm Field Guides- Birds of the West Indies by H. Raffaele, J. Wiley, O. Garrido, A.Keith, J. Raffaele