Also known as the Duck Hawk which is what this one was feeding on.
Was nearly wiped out by the early 1970s due to DDT poisoning. In most areas its still not a common sight but largely due to successful recovery programs it has made a comeback. In 1999 they were removed from the federal endangered species list.
As one of the fastest birds in flight it can reach speeds approaching 200 mph as it dives for its prey.
Range: Widely distributed throughout North and South America.
Species: Falco peregrinus
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- Contained in galleries