The Peregrine Falcon

peregrine falcon

The peregrine falcon is a bird of prey or a raptor which have hooked beaks and muscular talons. The adults have blue-gray wings, dark brown back and a buff coloured underside with brown spots as well as a white band of color on their cheek. They are from 15-21 inches with a wingspan of around 3.5f and weigh about 2 lbs with females uncommonly being slightly heavier than males. They feed mainly on songbirds and ducks and will sometimes eat bats. These birds have adapted quickly to living in and around cities and man-made structures and will even construct their nest on some of these buildings. This species is bird is endangered because of a pesticide called DDT which kills baby chicks before they can hatch, hunting and sale of their eggs on black markets.



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