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Peregrine Falcon  - Falco peregrinus

Peregrine Falcon - Falco peregrinus

Peregrine Falcon is the world’s fastest bird being able reaching speed over 320 km/h and it’s the most spread raptor absent only on very high mountainous regions and polar areas. The bird is capable to follow civilization and nest within cities giving it a selective advantage.

Common Names

How to Identify

I hope to get a close view of this bird’s eyes by either using binoculars or through the lense of my camera. Peregrine Falcon have a clearly distinguishable yellow ring around their eyes. The subspecies found around Montreal have dark, bluish backs. Breast is white with very dark bands.

Where & When to Spot

In wildlife, I saw this bird at one spot only which is nesting below a highway bridge running along Saint Henri, Montreal. Checkout the short documentary linked below. Peregrine Falcon are around all seasons.

Peregrine Falcon (Falco perigrinus)

Peregrine Falcon (Falco perigrinus)

verdun - April 02, 2017

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f6.3; Iso 160;
khm-20170402-2136-1491154575

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

verdun - April 02, 2017

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f6.3; Iso 400;
khm-20170402-2133-1491154387