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Brewer's: Peregrine Falcon

(A). The female is larger than the male, as is the case with most birds of prey. The female is the falcon of falconers, and the male the tercel. It is called peregrine from its wandering…

Falcon Sense of Sight

Find information and a video about the peregrine falcon and the wedge-tailed eagle, birds of prey with exceptional eyesight for catching their prey.

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

(Encyclopedia) Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, 30,300 acres (12,272 hectares), W central Colorado, in the Rocky Mts. The park embraces the most spectacular stretch of the 53…

falcon

(Encyclopedia) falcon, common name for members of the Falconidae, a heterogeneous family of long-winged birds of prey similar to the hawks but genetically more closely related to…

falconry

(Encyclopedia) falconry fôl´kənrē, fô´–, făl´– [key], sport of hunting birds or small animals with falcons or other types of hawks; eagles are used in some parts of the world. It was…

Fastest Animals

Land mammal: The cheetah can run as fast as 70 m.p.h. Marine mammal: Killer whales can reach speeds of 48 m.p.h. Bird: The peregrine falcon dives at speeds of up to 200 m.p.h. and can fly at a…

Brewer's: Peregrine Pickle

The hero of Smollett's novel so called. A savage, ungrateful spendthrift; fond of practical jokes to the annoyance of others, and suffering with evil temper the misfortunes brought on by…

Brewer's: Peregrine

(3 syl.) ran away from home, and obtained a loan of £10 from Job Thornbury, with which he went abroad and traded; he returned a wealthy man, and arrived in London on the very day Job…