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#1 Peregrine Falcon by Whisper 10.06.2013 08:29

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Seen this again today... thought IT was a good chart to share.

Peregrine Falcon Development - Age Guide

#2 RE: Peregrine Falcon by patticake 13.09.2013 17:13

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Whoa those birds are fast!

#3 RE: Peregrine Falcon by patticake 13.09.2013 17:15

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Cam on back of falcon in this video.

#4 RE: Peregrine Falcon by patticake 13.09.2013 17:19

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Watch this slow motion about 1:50 in this video. O M G!

#5 RE: Peregrine Falcon by patticake 16.09.2013 13:55

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#6 RE: Peregrine Falcon by Pop6 16.09.2013 14:56

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You do find some amazing videos, Patticake. This one is an awesome example of the peregrine's ability to dive bomb it's prey.

#7 RE: Peregrine Falcon by patticake 21.09.2013 10:05

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Still shots of Peregrine Falcon catching it's prey.

Uploaded on Sep 15, 2011
While I took video (see 'Peregrine falcons catch a pigeon' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9y4pMG... ) on a Sanyo Xacti VPC-FH1, Dr Rob Davies took these photographs with his Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and 500mm F4 Lens.

#8 RE: Peregrine Falcon by Hiker 21.09.2013 12:27

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Amazing!! At those speeds it's got to be near impossible to catch a clear picture with a camera!!

#9 RE: Peregrine Falcon by patticake 30.09.2013 09:29

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These people are crazy. Got to be a better way.

#10 RE: Peregrine Falcon by Pop6 30.09.2013 10:32

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They may be crazy, but Lady is one awesome raptor!

#11 RE: Peregrine Falcon by Whisper 30.09.2013 12:43

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Quote: Pop6 wrote in post #10
They may be crazy, but Lady is one awesome raptor!



WoW.... I have to "DiTTo that!

#12 RE: Peregrine Falcon by Whisper 03.10.2013 16:56

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This is a great vid.... I don't see IT posted before butt IF IT has been a second review is worth the time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pk1HAKUueUo&feature=youtu.be

#13 RE: Peregrine Falcon by Whisper 03.10.2013 17:02

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Return of the Falcon
*Remember the weekly show.... Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom?*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kju3Pz3R9D8

#14 RE: Peregrine Falcon by Whisper 12.12.2013 07:58

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#15 RE: Peregrine Falcon by ralphthedog 21.01.2014 22:51

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I found this one on Youtube today about how a falcon catches prey.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ5oaNdJKx8

The next video was below the first one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgx5DH9BNoc

RTD

#16 RE: Peregrine Falcon by raptorz4ever 04.04.2014 20:24

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Is a falcon a raptor? We've always believed so, but maybe not like a hawk or eagle. Maybe a falcon is in a class of its own? Maybe closer to a parrot than a hawk?

"Recent genetic studies found that falcons are much more closely related to songbirds than to other “hawks”—quite a jolt to our traditional belief. According to this research, falcons' closest relatives are a group (or "clade") consisting of the parrots and the passerines. As a result, the new Check-list sequence inserts Falconiformes (caracaras and falcons) and Psittaciformes (parrots) between Piciformes (woodpeckers) and Passeriformes (songbirds). These major revisions show us once again that as scientific knowledge improves, long-standing taxonomic sequences are not sacrosanct."

Here's the latest on the taxonomy of falcons:

http://blog.aba.org/2012/07/new-aou-chec...anges-2012.html

#17 RE: Peregrine Falcon by Pop6 21.06.2014 15:45

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Quote: raptorz4ever wrote in post #16
Is a falcon a raptor? We've always believed so, but maybe not like a hawk or eagle. Maybe a falcon is in a class of its own? Maybe closer to a parrot than a hawk?

"Recent genetic studies found that falcons are much more closely related to songbirds than to other “hawks”—quite a jolt to our traditional belief. According to this research, falcons' closest relatives are a group (or "clade") consisting of the parrots and the passerines. As a result, the new Check-list sequence inserts Falconiformes (caracaras and falcons) and Psittaciformes (parrots) between Piciformes (woodpeckers) and Passeriformes (songbirds). These major revisions show us once again that as scientific knowledge improves, long-standing taxonomic sequences are not sacrosanct."

Here's the latest on the taxonomy of falcons:

http://blog.aba.org/2012/07/new-aou-chec...anges-2012.html


I missed this post when you first made it R4. I was watching the SLC Utah peregrines and noted some unique characteristics. I will have to read more. Thank you!

#18 RE: Peregrine Falcon by raptorz4ever 04.10.2014 15:23

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Here's a fascinating article written by my hero Bryan Watts about CCB's efforts to move peregrine falcons from bridges to the safety of the mountains.

http://www.ccbbirds.org/2014/09/24/team-...campaign=buffer

#19 RE: Peregrine Falcon by HbrgA 27.03.2015 19:49

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Falcon Rehabbing. Some people do not agree with falconry, but here is a good example. A friend of mine, John Hawley is reahabbing a peregrine. This is John's 3rd bird (RTH and Kestrel successfully released), and he hopes to release the bird soon. It has to be skilled enough to fly with "the Big Boys"

#20 RE: Avian Cognition by raptorz4ever 30.03.2015 14:57

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Here's an interesting article about Dr. Irene Pepperberg and her research into avian cognition. Although Dr. P works with gray parrots, and this is not raptor specific, her work still extends the realm of possibilities to any avian species. It's just downright fascinating!

http://www.readmeblogsite.net/2015/03/27...harper-collins/

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