Falco peregrinus anatum
English : Peregrine falcon
French : Faucon pèlerin
Class : Aves
Order : Falconiformes
Family : Falconidae
Notes : 15 other subspecies known.
Adults can reach up to 51 cm in length for a weight of 1.6 kg. Large and stocky-built falcon. Head is entirely slaty grey with clear throat and lower cheek patch. Most back, wings and tail are slaty grey. Belly is buff to whitish with dark spots.
Range and habitat
This subspecies occurs from central Canada and most of USA (except extreme west) to North Mexico. Species found in America, Europe, Asia, Australia. Lives in all kinds of habitats, even in cities, up to 4000 meters.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Appendix I
Status : The species is widely distributed and common in many parts of its range. It may suffer from pollution (pesticides) and from hunting and persecution.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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