gyrfalcon


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gyrfalcon

the most popular bird for hunting by falconry. A large white to gray bird, very discriminating hunter and kills only while in flight. Called also Falco rusticolus.
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Athol was a white-phase gyrfalcon taken from the wild in Greenland with the permission of the Danish government in 1960, After the falcon died in 1969, it was mounted and remains on display in the Academy Library.
Two separate virus strains were identified: HPAI H5N2 in northern pintail ducks and HPAI H5N8 in captive Gyrfalcons that were fed hunter-killed wild birds.
The Gyrfalcon, the fastest of the falcons, may also have been preying on geese that have also turned up because of the dust cloud.
Falcon species Group (a) Males Females Total Peregrine (n = 26) 1 11 14 25 2 0 1 1 Saker (n = 10) 1 0 6 6 2 0 4 4 Gyrfalcon (n = 22) 1 2 12 14 2 4 4 8 Red-naped shaheens (n = 3) 1 0 3 3 2 0 0 0 Hybrid falcons (n = 44) 1 7 18 25 2 5 14 19 Total group 1 20 53 73 Total group 2 9 23 32 Total both groups 29 76 105 Abbreviation: n indicates sample size.
A wild gyrfalcon can be sold for as much as USD $50,000 on the black market.
Two other dead birds, a captive adult gyrfalcon (Falco rusticulos) from Idaho and a chicken (Gallus gallus) from Washington, were submitted for diagnosis to the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory in Pullman, Washington, USA.
The only accounts for Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus) (Clum and Cade 1994) and Blue Jay (Weisbrod 1971) were of captive birds, and it was not clear if the birds observed snow bathing were housed separately or not.
Remah Desert The gyrfalcon stretches her wings, moves restlessly on her tethered talons and shakes her hooded head.
Under the terms of the agreements, DEVCO has sold its 50% working interest in the Boomvang field development and, subject to final closing and, where applicable, certain consents and preferential rights, will sell its interests in 19 other Gulf of Mexico deepwater exploration blocks and R&B Subsea will sell its 100% working interest in Gyrfalcon field.
As in the similar Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus), Sakers have immense plumage variation.
Under the terms of the agreement, effective 1 July 2000, Enterprise has acquired R&B's 50% interest in the Boomvang field development and subject to final closing consents, will acquire a 100% interest in, and operatorship of, the Gyrfalcon field and interests in 19 other deepwater Gulf of Mexico exploration blocks.
Cowan has three birds of his own, a goshawk; a Saker falcon - a large, unusual falcon that normally lives in Eastern Europe and Asia; and a young gyrfalcon, the largest falcon species, which generally live in Arctic regions.