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Closeup photo of head of peregrine falcon

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.

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Photo of a peregrine falcon

Peregrine Falcon

Photo of a peregrine falcon.

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Closeup photo of head of peregrine falcon

Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine falcons have a black crown and nape, with a black wedge extending below the eye.

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Photo of peregrine falcon in flight

Peregrine Falcon

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.

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photo of peregrine falcon

Peregrine falcon

Audio of a Peregrine Falcon.

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Peregrine Falcon

Video of a Peregrine Falcon.

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Manage your Missouri land to help this endangered species.

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Photo of peregrine falcon chick sitting in nesting box

Peregrine Falcon Chick

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.

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Photo of peregrine falcon perched on a ledge

Peregrine Falcon Perched

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.

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

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