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falcon

a bird of prey. See falco.
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Certain falcon species are becoming rarer, most significantly the saker and peregrine falcons, which are largely used in falconry.
Peregrine falcons may have a fearsome reputation for speed, but for a brief period were nearly extinct in the UK.
org/content/ebird/) and discovered a total of 881 observations of peregrine falcon from Travis County.
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White and Boyce (1978) found that the Ungalik River had the highest cliff-nesting raptor population of any of the rivers they surveyed; the species they encountered included Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos), Gyrfalcons (Falco rusticolus), and Rough-legged Hawks (Buteo lagopus), along with a single Peregrine Falcon.
A pair of peregrine falcons has been spotted apparently nesting atop the Vine Street refuse incinerator, off Leeds Road.
The couple, silent and focused, was looking for peregrine falcons, once rare but now plentiful in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, a 2.
The eechup call we used was a recording of a captive, adult female Peregrine Falcon on the Stokes Field Guide to Bird Songs: Western Region (Stokes and Stokes 1999).
High in the sky, a peregrine falcon joins her mate for some swooping and diving before returning to her nest to guard her eggs.
In a preface to this updated edition, the author takes stock of the great success of the peregrine falcon breeding program related to her work.
e female peregrine falcon died in a quarry in Penmaenmawr in June.
Because of the effects of the now-outlawed pesticide, DDT, few peregrine falcon chicks were hatching in the wild in the 1970s, which resulted in the breed's disappearance from much of North America.