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Peregrine Falcon
This impressive falcon is perched high on the cliffs overlooking Devil's Slide. This is a female. As in most raptors, males are smaller than females. The buffy underparts and broad facial stripe suggest this is an adult F. p. anatum, which is the breeding population in temperate North America. It is sometimes called the American Peregrine Falcon and formerly called the "Duck Hawk." In fact the word "anatum" means "duck." This subspecies was the subject of an intense recovery after being listed as an endangered species, but captive breeding and banning of DDT use in most of North America have been successful in bringing the species to a self-sustaining recovery, at least in Western North America. It was removed from the endangered species list in 1999.
Location
Devil's Slide, Pacifica, California, USA.
Date taken
07 April 2022.
Scientific name
Falco peregrinus

Media information

Category
North America
Added by
jmorlan
Date added
View count
399
Comment count
2

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Device
Canon Canon PowerShot SX70 HS
Aperture
ƒ/6.5
Focal length
247.0 mm
Exposure time
1/1000 second(s)
ISO
400
Filename
PeregrineIMG_4991.jpg
File size
321.2 KB
Date taken
Thu, 07 April 2022 11:25 AM
Dimensions
1024px x 974px

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