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Juvenile Peregrine Falcon - dive can reach estimated speed of more than 200 miles per hour!

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closeup of an adult male peregrine falcon, photo by John Hyde. The peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus), also known as the peregrine, and historically as the duck hawk in North America, is a widespread bird of prey in the family Falconidae. A large, crow-sized falcon, it has a blue-grey back, barred white underparts, and a black head.

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Peregrine falcons can reach speeds up to 200+ mph when diving towards prey.

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One of my absolute favorites. ~~~~ Peregrine Falcon by Craig Brown

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Peregrine Falcon - fastest diving bird. Tucked into a dive that will last seconds due to its great height and reach around 389 km/h.....

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Fastest creature on the planet! A Peregrine Falcon in a stoop (dive) can reach speeds estimated at over 200 miles per hour.

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I would really love a red-tailed hawk, peregrine falcon, or kestrel if i start falconry is the next seven years!

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The Peregrine is one of the few Birds of Prey that prefer to hunt, catch and kill prey in mid-air - it possesses a unique tomial tooth on its beak which allows it to kill prey instantly. Most importanly however, despite its size, the Peregrine can reach speeds up to 200 mph when hunting and diving for prey.

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