Length: 15-20 in Wingspan: 40-45 in Weight: 1-4 lbs
Long, pointed wings and tail. Dark head and back with “sideburns.” Light breast with variable barring.
Range map by IUCN
The Peregrine Falcon’s sleek body and pointed wings are built for speed – the fighter jet of the bird world. While diving after aerial prey, this falcon may reach speeds of 200 mph, making it the fastest animal on the planet.
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