The Weldon Circle Falcon!

Peregrine Falcon:

The Peregrine Falcon, also known as the peregrine, and historically as the duck hawk in North America, is a widespread bird of prey in the family Falconidae. A large, crow-sized falcon, it has a blue-grey back, barred white underparts, and a black head.

Yes! Dark grey with a blackish helmet and a yellowing eyeing and cere: small bill strongly hooked. Underparts whitish with fine barrowing on the flanks.

Peregrine Falcons catch medium-sized birds in the air with swift, spectacular dives, called stoops. In cities they are masterful at catching pigeons. Elsewhere they feed especially on shorebirds and ducks. They often sit on high perches, waiting for the right opportunity to make their aerial assault.

The bird gets all the credit!

By Halbarbera

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11 comments

  1. Wow, I have never heard of a bird eating a bird during flight. This is so weird and amazing all at the same time. Plus I had no idea there was a family called falconidae! The more you read the more you learn I guess

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    1. Glad you liked it.

      Definition of Falconidae: a family of diurnal birds of prey now usually restricted to the long-winged swift-flying falcons and the caracaras but formerly including most hawks, eagles, buzzards, Old World vultures, and related forms — compare accipitridae.

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