A falcon is any one of 37 species of raptors in the genus Falco, widely distributed
on all ... As is the case with many birds of prey, falcons have exceptional powers
of vision; the visual acuity of...
Powerful and fast-flying, the Peregrine Falcon hunts medium-sized birds,
dropping down on them from high above in a spectacular stoop. They were
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,
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.
Apr 7, 2015 ... Falcon, any of nearly 60 species of hawks of the family Falconidae (order
Falconiformes), diurnal birds of prey characterized by long, pointed ...
Capable of flying at speeds over 100 km/h and catching prey larger than itself,
the New Zealand falcon is one of our most spectacular birds.
The Peregrine Falcon is a raptor, or bird of prey. Adults have blue-gray wings,
dark brown backs, a buff colored underside with brown spots, and white faces
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 streamlined fast-flying hawks. They have long, narrow, pointed wings
and long narrow tails. They feed primarily on other birds and usually capture ...
Geographical variation: A single variable species divided into three forms: bush
falcon, smallest and darkest, from North Island and north-west South Island; ...