Bird genealogy >> Order Falconiformes >> Family Falconidae
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Heid des Gattes, Remouchamps


Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 640 mm
Exposure 1/1250, f/8.0, ISO 800 
Image size 800 x 533 pixels

IOC Names

Deutsch  Wanderfalke Dutch  Slechtvalk
Italian  Falco pellegrino Spanish  Halcón Peregrino


The fastest bird of prey, it can fly at 155 mph. It lives on every continent except Antartica. Spotting its prey from high in the sky, it will close its wings and dive down in a stoop. Its preys are mainly birds, including jackdaws, ducks, waders, pigeons and parrots.


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