Until recently, the Peregrine falcon was only found within the west and north of the united kingdom. Yet, over the last number of decennary, it's been spreading south. In recent years, it's found some unusual nest sites, including Derby Cathedral and also the BT Tower in Birmingham! These tall, city structures replicate the precipitous cliff edges that it'd naturally nest on.

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Peregrines are among the fastest animals on the world, reaching speeds of up to 200 miles per hour when 'stooping' - diving down on its prey from an excellent height. Prey is sometimes taken mid-air and consists mostly of birds like Collared Doves and Feral Pigeons.


Peregrine falcons eat other birds like songbirds and ducks, further as bats. They catch their prey in mid-air.


There are an estimated 1,650 breeding pairs within the U. S. and Canada.


Peregrine Falcon chicks, called eyes, eat a fantastic amount of food - in six days, they double their weight, and at three weeks are ten times their size at birth!

This bird is one in every of the foremost cosmopolitan species within the world. it's found on every continent except Antarctica. It can survive in an exceedingly large choice of habitats including urban cities, the tropics, deserts and also the tundra. Some migrate long distances from their wintering areas to their summer nesting areas.


Peregrine falcons have adapted to living in many cities and make use of tall buildings that provide suitable ledges for nesting and rely on the big populations of pigeons and starlings in cities for food. They dive and catch their prey in mid-air. Peregrines have few natural predators.

Peregrine falcons mate for life and breed within the same territory annually. The male courts the feminine for about one month, using aerial displays. they create a nest, or scrape, on ledges and in small caves located high on a cliff. Some peregrine falcons will use man-made structures like bridges and skyscrapers to nest.


Mating season: Late March through May.

Gestation: 29-32 days for egg incubation.

Clutch size: 3-4 eggs.

Both the male and feminine incubate the eggs for about one month. The chicks start to fly in about 42 days but are still addicted to their parents to find out a way to hunt. Peregrine falcons are very territorial during the breeding season and can vigorously defend their nests.

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