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    Peregrine Falcon

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    Peregrine Falcon

    Falco peregrinus
    • ORDER: Falconiformes
    • FAMILY: Falconidae
    Basic Description

    Powerful and fast-flying, the Peregrine Falcon hunts medium-sized birds, dropping down on them from high above in a spectacular stoop. They were virtually eradicated from eastern North America by pesticide poisoning in the middle 20th century. After significant recovery efforts, Peregrine Falcons have made an incredible rebound and are now regularly seen in many large cities and coastal areas.

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    Other Names
    • Halcón Peregrino (Spanish)
    • Faucon pèlerin (French)
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