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I was walking along Nye Beach in Newport, Oregon and saw a lot of small white feathers and when I looked further up the beach I saw the falcon with a bird kill. It stayed in the same location feeding for a long time. It is my first time spotting a Peregrine Falcon. Videos: http://youtu.be/GkbQ0SPgKyI and http://youtu.be/13spsU0s9zs
Feeding on Nye Beach, Newport, Oregon.
The Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), also known as the Peregrine, and historically as the Duck Hawk in North America, is a widespread bird of prey in the family Falconidae. A large, crow-sized falcon, it has a blue-grey back, barred white underparts, and a black head and "moustache". As is typical of bird-eating raptors, Peregrine Falcons are sexually dimorphic, females being considerably larger than males. The Peregrine is renowned for its speed, reaching over 322 km/h (200 mph) during its characteristic hunting stoop (high speed dive), making it the fastest member of the animal kingdom. According to a National Geographic TV programme, the highest measured speed of a Peregrine Falcon is 389 km/h (242 mph). Wikipedia
Spotted on Nov 4, 2013
Submitted on Nov 8, 2013
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