Falcons are birds of prey in the family Falconidae that hunt during the day and have long powerful wings and a hooked beak. They are related to the hawks.
Fledgling falcons, in their first year of flying, have longer flight feathers, which
make their configuration more like that of a general-purpose bird such as a ...
Powerful and fast-flying, the Peregrine Falcon hunts medium-sized birds,
dropping down on them from high above in a spectacular stoop. They were
One of the world's fastest birds; in power-diving from great heights to strike prey,
the Peregrine may possibly reach 200 miles per hour. Regarded by falconers ...
Kestrels are small falcons
with a brown body. The hobbies and their relatives are dkar grey and they feed on small birds
. The shape of their tail reflects their aerial behavior—species that require greater in-flight maneuverability have broad tails, species that rely ... More »
These falcons are formidable hunters that prey on other birds (and bats) in mid-
flight. Peregrines hunt from above and, after sighting their prey, drop into a steep,
The raptors that hunt by day are: hawks, eagle, buzzards, harriers, kites, vultures,
falcons, caracaras. Owls hunt by night. Raptors are also called birds of prey.
Larger members of the genus Falco more closely resemble the public's
perception of falcons. These species are merciless predators of birds, often
captured on ...
Falcons and allies. Peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus, perched on hotel roof,
Manchester city centre. Image: Ben Hall. Small to medium-sized birds of prey with
Falcons are medium sized birds of prey found all across the world although
falcons tend to prefer the more temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere.