Peregrine Falcon

A bird stands on a tree branch with its wings outstretched ready to fly away. The bird white with black stripes across the body. The top of the head is black.

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Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Length 16” Wingspan 41”
Short hooked bill, stocky broad body, very pointed wings, shortish tail, sharp talons, dark “mustache”, yellow eye and nose stripe, eats small and medium birds.

This raptor does not sing, but instead makes a shrill kree-kree-kree cry that ascends in pitch.


Last updated: August 18, 2020

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