Peregrine falcon

Falco pellegrino

Common name: Peregrine falcon

Scientific name: Falco peregrinus

Class: Aves

Order: Falconiformes

Family: Falconidae

Nutrition  Small birds, small mammals such as bats, insects, rodents, reptiles.

Features: It nests on cavities in high rock faces and sometimes uses nests abandoned by other birds of prey, more rarely nests in trees or buildings. Male and female specimens have similar plumage. The name peregrine comes from the plumage on its head, which resembles a dark headdress very similar to the hoods worn by pilgrims in the Middle Ages. It can reach up to 320 km/h when swooping.

Curiosity: Peregrine falcon pairs is to stay together for the entire life cycle.

Falco pellegrino
Europe, North America, Africa
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