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Peregrine Falcon

Falco peregrinus

Description:

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

Habitat:

Feeding on Nye Beach, Newport, Oregon.

Notes:

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

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8 Comments

misako
misako 6 years ago

Thank you Ihazapughappy!

misako
misako 6 years ago

Thank you Fyn Kynd--I am honored to be nominated!

Ihazapughappy
Ihazapughappy 6 years ago

What a cool bird, very nice spotting!

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 6 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

misako
misako 6 years ago

Thank you António!

Great series Misako,awesome,perfect timing,congrats and thanks for sharing

misako
misako 7 years ago

Thank you SachindraUmesh!

SachindraUmesh
SachindraUmesh 7 years ago

whoa! awesome spotting! got its genes from velociraptors i guess ;-)

misako
Spotted by
misako

Newport, Oregon, USA

Spotted on Nov 4, 2013
Submitted on Nov 8, 2013

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