Peregrine Falcon La'niyah hargrove

Adults are blue gray above with barred underparts and a dark head with thick sideburns.


The word "peregrine" means wanderer. The peregrine falcon can be found on all continents except Antarctica. They breed in open landscapes with cliffs for nest sites. They will also be along rivers or coastlines where there is a reliable food supply. During migration you can find the falcon in nearly any open habitat.


Peregrine Falcons eat mostly birds of an enormous variety. They occasionally prey on fish, rodents, and other raptors.

The Peregrine Falcon is often confused with the Prairie Falcon.

Life Span

The peregrine falcon lives up to 7-15 years. Some can even live as long as 20 years old.

Survival Technique

The peregrine falcon protects themselves from predators by using their fast speed and flying high. Peregrine falcons are rarely prey for other predators.


Peregrine falcons mate for life and breed in the same territory each year. The male courts the female for one month using aerial displays.


The peregrine falcon can reach speeds of 240mph when it is an adult.


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