Peregrine Falcon Hybrid

Name

Peregrine Falcon

Scientific Name

Falco peregrinus

Characteristics

These falcons are formidable hunters that prey on other birds (and bats) in mid-flight. Peregrines hunt from above and, after sighting their prey, drop into a steep, swift dive that can top 200 miles an hour. 

The peregrine’s courtship involves the male passing food to the female, often when in flight.  To make this possible, the female will fly on her back to take the offered food from his talons.

Diet

Medium-sized birds, such as wading birds, pigeons, and small ducks.

Size Fact

They have a wingspan of up to 3 feet. 

Food Fact

Peregrine Falcons can catch their prey mid-air. 

Fun Fact

Their name means 'wanderer' - these birds can travel widely outside the nesting season. 

IUCN Red list

They are marked as Least Concern on the IUCN List. 

Where do I live?

They can be found in Europe, Asia, North and South America, Africa and Australasia.
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