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Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus)

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Winter Brings Falcons

A Merlin — like this one — hunts boldly from a high perch. A Peregrine Falcon dives on a hapless pigeon, with an air speed approaching 200 miles per hour. The Gyrfalcon can fly down even the fastest waterfowl in a direct sprint. A Prairie Falcon blends in with its background. And the smallest... read more »

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The Majestic Gyrfalcon

Winter brings wondrous birds. Unrivalled among these is the majestic Gyrfalcon, a regal visitor from the Arctic where it nests. "Gyrs" are among the largest falcons in the world, with the female - the larger of the sexes - outranking even a Red-tailed Hawk in size. With a name that derives from... read more »

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Topics & Themes:  migration
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