PEREGRINE FALCON FACTS
The Peregrine Falcon is a well-known bird of prey. It is slate-blue above with dark mottling, and creamy buff below with fine black bars. The upper chest is whitish with no dark bars. The top of the head and cheeks is very dark.. The bill is grey with black tip. There is yellow skin around eye and base of beak. Immatures are dark brown above, with creamy brown underside with black streaks on breast.
36-50cm, wingspan 90cm
found in many habitats including rainforests, woodland, farmland, arid areas, coast, alpine areas, cities
small birds, small mammals, some insects. Swoops on prey from above using its hooked talons to grab it.
It does not build a nest. Lays 2-4 eggs on ledge of cliff face, tree hollow, or abandoned nest of other birds
found across Australia
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Peregrine Falcon|
Relatives in same Genus
Brown Falcon (F. berigora)
Nankeen Kestrel (F. cenchroides)
Australian Hobby (F. longipennis)
Black Falcon (F. subniger)