Peregrine Falcon

Falco peregrinus

The name peregrine is derived from the latin “peregrinari’ and means the wanderer. This is a fitting name as some peregrine falcons migrate further than most other birds, some fly as far as 25,000 km (15,500 miles) during a year.


Peregrines are roughly the size of a crow. Females have a size range of 46-54 cm (18-21 inches) long. Males are smaller with a size range of 38-46 cm (15-18 inches) long. Their wingspan is 102-115 cm (46-52 inches). Peregrines have a dark, slate gray back with light, flecked undersides and a black head, with a black wedge extending below the eyes. Eyes are dark brown with yellow eye rings. Legs and feet are yellow…

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