The Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), also known as the Peregrine, and historically as the “Duck Hawk” in North America, is a bird of prey in the family Falconidae.
What does it look like? It is a large, crow-sized falcon, with a blue-gray back, barred white underparts, and a black head and “moustache”. It can reach speeds over 200 mph in a stoop, making it the fastest creature on the planet. As is common with bird-eating raptors, the female is much bigger than the male.
What are some other kinds of falcons? Falcons are Birds of Prey. Other types of falcons are the Saker Falcon, Gyrfalcon, Lanner Falcon and Merlin.
What do falcons eat? Well depending on which falcon, but the peregrine falcon mostly eats mid-size birds.
Picture of Lapbook to help with layout and for folding minibooks
Cover Pages for Front Right & Left Side of Lapbooks or Front of Notebook
Falcons-Two-Cover-Page.pdf (1116 downloads)
Falcon-Anatomy.pdf (1093 downloads)
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Types-of-Falcons-and-Flying-Machine.pdf (1077 downloads)
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Our children enjoy watching you tube videos but we supervise them pretty closely. Use your discretion in viewing this one. My youngest, it bothers him that the Falcon actually kills prey. So I am sensitive to that for him. So just wanted you to know even though the video is not gory,etc. It is just beautiful showing them soar high above..
Links we liked:
Squidoo Lens “Falconry – How to become a Falconer”
Falcon Facts – Download PDf with some of the best facts we could find.