Peregrine Falcon

Falco peregrinus

Order

FALCONIFORMES

Family

Caracaras and Falcons (Falconidae)

Code 4

PEFA

Code 6

FALPER

ITIS

HEAD

Peregrine Falcon Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Hooked
  • Eye Color: Dark brown with yellow ring.
  • Head pattern: Plain, Eyering, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Gray-blue
  • Forehead Color: Gray to black.
  • Nape Color: Black
  • Throat Color: White or buff to pale red-brown.
  • Cere color: Yellow

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BODY

Peregrine Falcon Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 41-51 cm (16-20 in)
  • Weight: 1499 g (52.91 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Gray
  • Underparts: White washed, with yellow-brown to red-brown, with spots and stripes.
  • Upperparts: Blue-black
  • Back Pattern: Scaled or scalloped
  • Belly Pattern: Barred or banded, Striped or streaked
  • Breast Pattern: Striped or streaked, Solid

FLIGHT

Peregrine Falcon Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Direct flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 109-117 cm (43-46 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Barred
  • Upper Tail: Blue-black
  • Under Tail: White to buff, with brown bars.
  • Leg Color: Yellow
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