Peregrine Falcon Adult
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Taken at the Falls Of Clyde on 18th May 2008 using Nikon D40X
with Nikon 300 mm zoom lens.




 

In Flight
Taken at Baron's Haugh on 25th October 2014 using Nikon D5200 with Sigma 150-500mm zoom lens

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Juvenile
Taken with Panasonic Lumix LX5 with Leica 65 Televid spotting scope
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 Peregrine Falcon.
Species:
Order:
Family:
Falco peregrinus.
Falconiformes.
Falconidae.
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Eggs:
In a scrape, normally on cliff edges or, in recent times
on tall man-made structures.
Almost exclusively medium-sized birds, the Peregrine
will occasionally hunt small mammals, small reptiles
or even insects.

Slate-grey upperparts with darker head and wings. The underparts are pale with spotted breast and barring on the underside of the wing. The head has a dark crown and very distinctive black moustache on an otherwise whitish face. The tail has narrow dark bands. The eye ring, cere and legs are yellow.
34 - 50 cms.
80 - 120 cms.
2 - 6 Eggs. Creamy with red-brown blotches.


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