The peregrine falcon is the largest British falcon and perhaps the most impressive hunter of them all.

Overview

Peregrine FalconDistribution: resident in Britain, mainly in the north & west of England, Scotland & Ireland. Also rest of Europe, Asia, North & South America, Africa & Australasia.

Habitat: moorland with rocky crags, coastal cliffs. During winter, sometimes seen on estuaries.

Description: dark crown, 'moustache' cheek pattern & grey upper parts. White underparts are barred with black. Female more strongly barred and also larger than male.

Size: length: 38 - 48cm. wingspan: 95 - 110cm.
weight: male 600 - 750g,
female 900 - 1300g.

Lifespan: 15 years in the wild.

Food: birds up to the size of a pigeon. Some small mammals.

The peregrine falcon is the largest British falcon and perhaps the most impressive hunter of them all.

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