Peregrine Falcon
Peregrine Falcon. Picture taken by Captain Yves with a zoom lens

THE NATURAL WORLD OF SOUTHERN VANCOUVER ISLAND THROUGH THE LENS OF CAPTAIN YVES

The Peregrine Falcon is a bird of prey that can be found around the world on every continent except Antarctic.

During hunting dives the Falcon can reach speeds of 320km/h (200mph).

People have trained falcons for hunting for over a thousand years, and the Peregrine Falcon was always one of the most prized birds.

They eat mostly birds, of an enormous variety—450 North American species have been documented as prey, and the number worldwide may be as many as 2,000 species. The bird size ranges from as small as a hummingbird to as large as a Sandhill Crane.

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