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Peregrine Falcon

Falco peregrinus

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About the Peregrine Falcon

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Class: Aves  
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Falconidae  
Genus: Falco  
Species: peregrinus

Size:
Weight: 1to 2.5 pounds
Length: 15 to 19 inches
Wingspan: 38 to 46 inches

Diet:
Small to medium sized birds.

Habitat/range:
Found on every continent except Antarctica. They inhabit open areas with high cliffs near water.

Median Life Expectancy:
Up to 20 years in the wild, 28 years in captivity.

Fun Fact:
Peregrine falcons are the fastest animals in the world; they can fly as fast as 200 miles per hour when in pursuit of prey.