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falcon

a bird of prey. See falco.
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He and a rotating cast of biologists have kept that schedule ever since, floating a 165-mile stretch of the Yukon River to survey peregrine falcons and hatchlings.
Viewers and guests will learn how biologists use alphanumeric bands to study peregrine falcons as they migrate, pair with other peregrines and set up breeding territories.
Peregrine Falcon biology and management in Colorado, 1973-2001.
Peregrine falcons are rare winter visitors to Hong Kong, while the black-headed gull is a common visitor.
What we're seeing now, however, with the increase in numbers of peregrine falcons, is that the dunlins have to consider the energy trade-off between preparing for starvation and being able to escape quickly".
The company uses peregrine Falcons, which feed on medium-sized birds, to scare the gulls away.
Alan Tennant became obsessed with the idea of following a peregrine falcon from the barrier islands off Texas to the Arctic.
LCOR is pleased to have had the opportunity to work with the New Jersey DEP's division of fish and wildlife to provide a home for this peregrine falcon family," executive vice president and principal of LCOR, Inc.
Peakall (1976) reported that DDE residues in eggs in the range of 15 to 20 ppm would likely result in a declining peregrine falcon population.
By 1973, reproductive failure caused by the pesticide DDT reduced the American peregrine falcon (F.
When a soaring peregrine falcon sees ducks flying below, it goes into a power dive as fast as two hundred miles per hour.