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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

  • Peregrine Falcon (en)
  • Halcón peregrino (es)
  • Faucon pèlerin (fr)
  • Wanderfalke (de)

Taxonomy

  • Falconiformes
  • Falconidae
  • Falco peregrinus

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.

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.

Photos

Peregrine Falcon (Falco perigrinus)

Peregrine Falcon (Falco perigrinus)

verdun - 2017-04-02

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

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

verdun - 2017-04-02

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

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