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Birds

BIRDS

Body size, is about 14 to 19 inches, wingspan 3.3 to 3.6 ft. In juvenile birds, the upper parts have slaty to deep chocolaty brown shade, while the underparts are sandy yellowish brown and steaked with dark blotches.

These falcons are formidable hunters that prey on other birds (or bats) in mid flight. Peregrines hunt from above and, after sighting their prey, they drop into steep, swift dive that can top 200 miles an hour! Peregrine falcons are among the world's most common birds of prey and live on all continents except Antarctica.

Characteristics of Birds

Peregrine falcons are among the world's most common birds of prey and live on all continents except Antarctica. They prefer wide open spaces, and thrive near coasts where shorebirds are common, but they can be found everywhere from tundra to deserts.

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CharacteristicsA female Peregrine falcons mass is 1.5kg and a males mass is 1kg as an adult. Peregrine populations were in steep decline during the mid 20th century, and in the United States these beautiful falcons became an endangered species. But the birds have redounded strongly. These birds may travel widely outside the nesting season, and their name means "wanderer."

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The most common prey for peregrine falcons is other birds. In fact other birds make up 77% to 99% of their diet! Birds eaten include mourning doves, pigeons, shorebirds, waterfowl, ptarmigan, grouse, and smaller song birds. Small prey (such as bats) may be eaten in flight.

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