Gyrfalcon

Falco rusticolus - Faucon gerfaut

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Falconiformes

  • Family
    :

    Falconidés

  • Genus
    :

    Falco

  • Species
    :

    rusticolus

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 60 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 105 à 135 cm.
  • Weight
    : 1000 à 2150 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus) is a species of bird in the Falconidae family.

Subspecific information monotypic species

Foreign names

  • Faucon gerfaut,
  • Halcón Gerifalte,
  • Gerifalte,
  • Gerfalke,
  • északi sólyom,
  • Giervalk,
  • Girfalco,
  • Jaktfalk,
  • Jaktfalk,
  • sokol poľovnícky,
  • raroh lovecký,
  • Jagtfalk,
  • tunturihaukka,
  • grifó,
  • Fálki,
  • białozór,
  • medību piekūns,
  • arktični sokol,
  • Кречет,
  • シロハヤブサ,
  • 矛隼,
  • 矛隼,

Voice song and cries

Faucon gerfaut
juvenile

Habitat

Forest : Boreal ; Grassland : Tundra, Temperate ; Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) : ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Sea Cliffs and Rocky Offshore Islands ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land

Geographic range

Illustration

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