Peregrine Falcon

Falco peregrinus - Faucon pèlerin

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Falconiformes

  • Family
    :

    Falconidés

  • Genus
    :

    Falco

  • Species
    :

    peregrinus

Descriptor

Tunstall, 1771

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 50 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 95 à 115 cm.
  • Weight
    : 750 à 1300 g
Longevity

17 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) is a species of bird in the Falconidae family.

Subspecific information 16 Subspecies

  • Falco peregrinus tundrius (Alaska to Greenland)
  • Falco peregrinus pealei (Aleutians to s Alaska and sw Canada)
  • Falco peregrinus anatum (North America. south of tundra. to n Mexico)
  • Falco peregrinus cassini (w South America. Colombia to Tierra del Fuego. , Falkland Is.)
  • Falco peregrinus peregrinus (n Eurasia. s of tundra.)
  • Falco peregrinus calidus (Lapland to ne Siberia)
  • Falco peregrinus japonensis (ne Siberia to Japan)
  • Falco peregrinus brookei (Mediterranean region to Caucasus and n Iran)
  • Falco peregrinus peregrinator (Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka to s and e China)
  • Falco peregrinus furuitii (Bonin Is.. Japan.)
  • Falco peregrinus madens (Cape Verde Is.)
  • Falco peregrinus minor (Morocco, Mauritania, Africa south of the Sahara)
  • Falco peregrinus radama (Madagascar and the Comoro Is.)
  • Falco peregrinus ernesti (Philippines, Indonesia, New Guinea and Bismarck Arch.)
  • Falco peregrinus macropus (Australia)
  • Falco peregrinus nesiotes (Solomon Is, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Fiji)

Foreign names

  • Faucon pèlerin,
  • Halcón Peregrino,
  • Falcão-peregrino,
  • Wanderfalke,
  • Vándorsólyom,
  • Slechtvalk,
  • Falco pellegrino,
  • Pilgrimsfalk,
  • Vandrefalk,
  • sokol sťahovavý,
  • sokol stěhovavý,
  • Vandrefalk,
  • muuttohaukka,
  • Swerfvalk,
  • falcó pelegrí,
  • Förufálki,
  • sokół wędrowny,
  • lielais piekūns,
  • sokol selec,
  • Сапсан,
  • Alap-alap kawah,
  • ハヤブサ,
  • 游隼,
  • เหยี่ยวเพเรกริน,
  • 遊隼,

Voice song and cries

Faucon pèlerin
juvenile

Habitat

Forest : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Grassland : Tundra, Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Wetlands (inland) : Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands ; Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) : ; Desert : Hot ; Marine Intertidal : Rocky Shoreline, Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc, Shingle and/or Pebble Shoreline and/or Beaches, Mud Flats and Salt Flats, Salt Marshes (Emergent Grasses) ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Sea Cliffs and Rocky Offshore Islands ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Urban Areas

Geographic range

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