peregrine falcon

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n peregrine falcon a widely distributed falcon formerly used in falconry
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The fastest bird in the world is the Peregrine Falcon, which can reach speeds in excess of two hundred miles per hour
    • Peregrine falcon (Zoöl) a courageous and swift falcon (Falco peregrinus), remarkable for its wide distribution over all the continents. The adult plumage is dark bluish ash on the back, nearly black on the head and cheeks, white beneath, barred with black below the throat. Called also peregrine hawk duck hawk game hawk, and great-footed hawk.
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Usage

In literature:

A farmer has just brought me in a peregrine falcon that he shot this morning.
"A Cotswold Village" by J. Arthur Gibbs
THE GOSHAWK is a bad one, and so is the PEREGRINE FALCON, or DUCK HAWK.
"Our Vanishing Wild Life" by William T. Hornaday
The third species was a Peregrine falcon (Falco melanogenys, Gould) which is nearly allied to that of Europe.
"Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by George Grey
He was the Peregrine Falcon.
"Round-about Rambles in Lands of Fact and Fancy" by Frank Richard Stockton
Of the migratory birds of prey the kestrel is perhaps the first to arrive; the osprey and the peregrine falcon are among the last.
"A Bird Calendar for Northern India" by Douglas Dewar
One of the keepers of Wolmer Forest sent me a peregrine-falcon, which he shot on the verge of that district as it was devouring a wood-pigeon.
"The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 2" by Gilbert White
These included the peregrine falcon, sharp-shinned hawk, and Cooper's hawk.
"Conservation Reader" by Harold W. Fairbanks
Harting, in his "Birds of Middlesex," mentions the peregrine falcons of St. Paul's.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
A nest of a peregrine falcon used three years before was 1-7/10 miles east and 1-7/10 miles north of Umiat.
"Birds Found on the Arctic Slope of Northern Alaska" by James W. Bee
Peregrine falcon killed in Norwich, 378.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 1" by Charles Mackie
The peregrine falcon was one of those most frequently used in falconry.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
The shaheen is a falcon of the peregrine type, which does not travel, like the peregrine, all over the world.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 2" by Various
On the Peregrine Falcon, Mr. Blyth, in Charlesworth's 'Mag.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
The Peregrine Falcon so famous in the days of Falconry is a fearless bird and does not hesitate to attack those of much larger size.
"Natural History in Anecdote" by Various
The Peregrine Falcon occupies among the 'noble' birds of prey a place second only in dignity to the Gyr Falcon.
"British Birds in their Haunts" by Rev. C. A. Johns
The Peregrine Falcon is an inhabitant of most parts of Europe, Asia, South America and North America.
"Endurance Test" by Alan Douglas
Many Eagles and Peregrine Falcons.
"Audubon and his Journals, Vol. 2" by Maria R. Audubon
The osprey is occasionally seen, and also the peregrine falcon.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7" by Various
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In news:

Blaze, the Peregrine Falcon, flew into a skyscraper window and injured his left wing, leaving him unable to fly.
The peregrine falcon, once pushed to the brink of extinction, came off the endangered species list this month, and the bald eagle may soon follow.
State says 59 young peregrine falcons fledged from 26 Ohio nests this year.
A peregrine falcon will be released into the wild at First.
Trapped peregrine falcon rescued a tOak Creek power plant.
Endangered peregrine falcon rescued from plant.
Peregrine falcon released in Virginia Beach.
A peregrine falcon was re-released into the wild by the Wildlife Center of Virginia on Monday afternoon at First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach.
Seven peregrine falcon chicks have settled into prime waterfront real estate — atop city bridges.
Meet the peregrine falcon .
This Thursday, July 5, Adam Shreading will be talking about Peregrine falcons.
Three peregrine falcon chicks hatched atop UMass library.
A pair of endangered peregrine falcons has established a new nesting spot on Whiteside Mountain near Highlands, forcing a relocation of the climbing route on the face of the mountain.
Both adults and children alike learned that a peregrine falcon can dive close to 200mph when chasing their prey.
I believe the peregrine falcon eggs will hatch soon at Pitt.
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