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Peregrine Falcon
(Falco peregrinus)

        
Peregrine Falcon
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Peregrine Falcon Information

Length:  15 - 21 "

Habitat:  Open country, esp. overlooking rivers, lakes, or seacoasts; open forests and wetlands; prefers area with nearby cliffs or rock outcrops for nesting.

Sometimes nests on tall building in cities. Winters mostly along the coast.

Diet
:  Birds, esp. pigeons and doves. Also waterfowl, shorebirds, and songbirds. Occasionally, small mammals and fish.
 
Identification tips:
 
  •  Black hood and black "sideburns"
  •  Slate-blue upperparts
  •  Pale underparts with dark bars and spots
  •  Pointed wings
  •  Narrow, square tail - lightly barred
  •  Short, hooked beak
 
Peregrine Falcon callsListen to the calls of Peregrine Falcon pair
  © The Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithica, New York.  Recordist: A. Priori
 
Additional Information:
 
Peregrine Falcon
Photo of this falcon, description, distribution, reproduction, ecology, behavior, and vocalization.
(From Aquatic Environments)
 
 
Peregrine Falcon
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