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Peregrine Falcon

Falco peregrinus

Description:

A fast-diving falcon that prefers catching its prey in mid-flight. Dark "hood" on head, yellow eye-ring, bluish gray upperparts, dark spots on light buff breast, yellow toes and legs. Peregrines have been known to dive from great heights at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 kmph). This is a tedhnique known as "stooping."

Habitat:

Large range from open valleys to cities with tall buildings.

Notes:

Hoping to get the bird in better light some day.

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5 Comments

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 8 years ago

Wow! Fab photo. Lucky you!

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Lovely video and great info.

Dennis Davenport
Dennis Davenport 8 years ago

Thanks Susan and asergio!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

The fastest living animal! Easily in my top ten list.

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 8 years ago

it is a FAB shot !

Dennis Davenport
Spotted by
Dennis Davenport

Washington, USA

Spotted on Oct 17, 2011
Submitted on Oct 24, 2011

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