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Peregrine falcon

photo of peregrine falcon
Audio of a Peregrine Falcon. More

Peregrine Falcon

Video of a Peregrine Falcon. More

Peregrine Falcon

Closeup photo of head of peregrine falcon
Falco peregrinus
The fastest living animal, this bird can dive at speeds of up to 261 miles per hour! It is currently being reintroduced to the state in urban areas, where skyscrapers replace the cliffs it traditionally nested on. More

Peregrine Falcon

Photo of a peregrine falcon
Photo of a peregrine falcon. More

Peregrine Falcon

Closeup photo of head of peregrine falcon
Peregrine falcons have a black crown and nape, with a black wedge extending below the eye. More

Peregrine Falcon

Photo of peregrine falcon in flight
The fastest living animal, the peregrine falcon can dive at speeds of up to 261 miles per hour! It is currently being reintroduced to the state in urban areas, where skyscrapers replace the cliffs it traditionally nested on. More

Peregrine Falcon Best Management Practices

Manage your Missouri land to help this endangered species. More

Peregrine Falcon Chick

Photo of peregrine falcon chick sitting in nesting box
Reintroduction efforts hold promise for returning peregrines to our state. Many of the peregrines living in Missouri’s urban centers were captive-raised and now use nest boxes and other suitable locations on tall buildings for their eggs. It takes 35–42 days for the young to fledge. More

Peregrine Falcon Perched

Photo of peregrine falcon perched on a ledge
Peregrine falcons are white and dark narrow-barred below, and gray blue above. The wings extend nearly as far as the tip of the tail. Note also the black crown and nape, with a black wedge extending below the eye. More

Raptor Crossword Puzzle for Grades 6–8

Answers to this crossword puzzle help Missouri's middle school students learn words associated with birds of prey. More