Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon


Literature Peregrine Falcon
[order] Falconiformes |

Peregrine Falcon determination[order] Falconiformes | [family] Falconidae | [latin] Falco peregrinus | [UK] Peregrine Falcon | [FR] Faucon pèlerin | [DE] Wanderfalke-peregrinus | [ES] Halcón Peregrino | [IT] Pellegrino | [NL] Slechtvalk

Subspecies and global distribution

  1. Falco peregrinus peregrinator Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka to s and e China
  2. Falco peregrinus tundrius Alaska to Greenland
  3. Falco peregrinus pealei Aleutians to s Alaska and sw Canada
  4. Falco peregrinus anatum North America (south of tundra) to n Mexico
  5. Falco peregrinus cassini w South America (Colombia to Tierra del Fuego), Falkland Is.
  6. Falco peregrinus peregrinus n Eurasia (s of tundra)
  7. Falco peregrinus calidus Lapland to ne Siberia
  8. Falco peregrinus Worldwide widespread
  9. Falco peregrinus brookei Mediterraneean region to Caucasus and n Iran
  10. Falco peregrinus nesiotes Solomon Is, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Fiji
  11. Falco peregrinus fruitii Bonin Is. (Japan)
  12. Falco peregrinus madens Cape Verde Is.
  13. Falco peregrinus minor Morocco, Mauritania, Africa south of the Sahara
  14. Falco peregrinus radama Madagascar and the Comoro Is.
  15. Falco peregrinus ernesti Philippines, Indonesia, New Guinea and Bismarck Arch.
  16. Falco peregrinus macropus Australia
  17. Falco peregrinus japonensis ne Siberia to Japan


Variation in the quality of parental care at falcon nests in South Africa as evidence for postulated differences in food availabi lity.
Author(s): Jenkins A.R . 2000
Abstract: Parental care by Peregrine Falcons Falco peregrinus an d Lanner Falcons F. biarmicus during the nestling period was studied in two areas of South Africa. Comparisons were made between the quality of care administered to broods of Peregrine Falcons at..[more]..
Source: Ardea, 88(1): 17-32
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Genetic relationships in the peregrine falcon (
) analysed by microsatellite DNA markers

Author(s): M. Nesje, K. H. Roed, J. T. Lifjeld, P. Lindberg and O. F. Steen
Abstract: Microsatellite DNA markers were developed from a peregrine falcon (
Falco peregrinus
and genetic relationships among peregrine falcons in southern Norway were analysed
using the markers. The genomic DNA library was screened for the presence of ..[more]..
Source: Molecular Ecology (2000) 9 , 53-60
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Migration of a Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus over water in the vicinity of a Hurricane
Author(s): M.J. McGrady, G.S. Young and W.S. Seegar
Abstract: Peregrine Falcons Falco peregrinus migrating over the Gulf of Mexico have limited perching opportunities and can encounter weather that impedes southward movement. In 1998 we tracked via satellite a migrating second-year female Peregrine during 79 da..[more]..
Source: Ringing & Migration (2006) 23, 80-84
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Predator avoidance behaviour of a solitary Willet attacked by a Peregrine Falcon
Abstract: During the non-breeding season, Willets Catoptrophorus
semipalmatusu se a variety of tacticst o avoid predatorsa nd
have beenr eportedt o take flight, submergeth emselvesin
water, and hide in or near marsh vegetation..[more]..
Source: Bulletin 104 August 2004
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Abstract: Samples of secondary remiges collected from nestling Peregrine Falcons (Falco peregrinus) in Alaska and western Greenland were analyzed for trace-element content using instrumental neutron-activation analysis. Concentrations of 14 trace elements were..[more]..
Source: The Auk 100: 560-567. July 1983
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Nest-site overlap and coexistence between Bonelli’s Eagle (Hiera tus fasciatus) and Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) in an area of simpatry.
Author(s): Gil Sánchez, J. M
Abstract: Nest-site selection has been compared between the populations of Bonellis Eagle (29 pairs) and Peregrine Falcon (35 pairs) in an area of simpatry in Southeastern Spain (Granada province). 18 variables evaluating habitat humanisation, physiography, in..[more]..
Source: Ardeola 46(1), 1999, 31-37
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Population size and factors affecting the density of the Peregrine Falcon Peregrine Falcon in Spain
Author(s): Gainzarain, J. A., Arambarri, R. & Rodríguez, A. F.
Abstract: By means of bibliographical searches and requests of unpublished information from ornithologists and public administrations all over the country, the population size estimate of the Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus in Spain is updated. Spanish popul..[more]..
Source: Ardeola 49(1), 2002, 67-74
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Kleptoparasitism by Peregrine Falcons on Carrion Crows
Author(s): Zuberogoitia, I., Ir ta, A. & Martínez, J. A.
Abstract: […]. The study area was Bizkaia, a small province of 2300 km2 located in the north of Spain. In this area we have monitored about 35-38 Peregrine territories since 1997. During this time we have studied the prey of Peregrines in the nests, recordin..[more]..
Source: Ardeola 49(1), 2002, 103-104
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Rock climbing and Raven Corvus corax ocurrence depress breeding success of cliff-nesting Peregrines Falco peregrinus
Author(s): Mattia Brambilla, Diego Rubolini & Franca Guidali
Abstract: Aims: To assess the significance of rock climbing-induced disturbance and Raven Corvus corax occurrence on the breeding output of a cliff-nesting Peregrine Falco peregrinus population.
Location: Northern Italy- southern Switzerland.
Methods: Breedi..[more]..
Source: Ardeola 51(2), 2004, 425-430
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Nest defence by Lapwings : observations on natural behaviour and an experiment.
Author(s): Kis J ., A . Liker & T. Székely 2000
Abstract: Lapwings Vanellus vanellus are ground-nesting waders and they protect their nests by aggressively attacking predators near their nests . We investigated the response of parents to natural predators and a dummy Hooded Crow Corvus [corone] cornix durin..[more]..
Source: Ardea 88(2) : 155-163
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Gliding flight: drag and torque of a hawk and a falcon with straight and turned heads, and a lower value for the parasite drag coefficient
Author(s): Vance A. Tucker
Abstract: Raptors falcons, hawks and eagles in this study-such as peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus) that attack distant prey from high-speed dives face a paradox. Anatomical and behavioral measurements show that raptors of many species must turn their head..[more]..
Source: The Journal of Experimental Biology 203, 3733-3744 (2000)
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Curved flight paths and sideways vision in peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus)
Author(s): VA Tucker, Tucker, K Akers, and JH Enderson
Abstract: When diving at prey straight ahead from great distances at high speeds, a peregrine has a conflict between vision and rodynamics: it must turn its head approximately 40 ° to one side to see the prey with maximum visual acuity at the deep fovea of on..[more]..
Source: The Journal of Experimental Biology 203, 3755-3763 (2000)
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Gliding flight: speed and acceleration of ideal falcons during diving and pull out
Author(s): Vance A. Tucker
Abstract: Some falcons, such as peregrines (Falco peregrinus), attack their prey in the air at the end of high-speed dives and are thought to be the fastest of animals. Estimates of their top speed in a dive range up to 157ms?1, although speeds this high have ..[more]..
Source: The Journal of Experimental Biology 201, 403-414 (1998)
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All of Falconidae

  1. American Kestrel
  2. Falco sparverius
  1. Amur Falcon
  2. Falco amurensis
  1. Barbary Falcon
  2. Falco pelegrinoides
  1. Eleonoras Falcon
  2. Falco eleonorae
  1. Gyrfalcon
  2. Falco rusticolus
  1. Hobby
  2. Falco subbuteo
  1. Kestrel
  2. Falco tinnunculus
  1. Lanner Falcon
  2. Falco biarmicus
  1. Lesser Kestrel
  2. Falco naumanni
  1. Merlin
  2. Falco columbarius
  1. Peregrine Falcon
  2. Falco peregrinus
  1. Red-footed Falcon
  2. Falco vespertinus
  1. Saker Falcon
  2. Falco cherrug
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