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2012-01-27
What is the fastest moving bird in the world?


The Peregrine Falcon - Falco peregrinus - is a widespread bird of prey and can be found nearly everywhere on Earth. The male and female have similar markings, with the female much larger than the male. The back and the long pointed wings of the adult are usually bluish black to slate grey and the underparts are barred white. The bill is black with a yellow cere, The legs and feet are yellow with black claws.

The Peregrine Falcon is said to be the fastest animal on the planet in its hunting dive, the stoop. In 2005, Ken Franklin recorded a Peregrine Falcon stooping at a top speed of 389 km/h or 242 mph.

These amazing Falcons can be seen on the following Aves Birding Tours/Safaris/Adventures: -

Aves Eastern Cape Birding Tour / Safari /Adventure.

Aves Highlands / Tembe Birding Tour / Safari / Adventure.

Aves KZN Birding Tour / Safari / Adventure.

Aves North East Birding Tour / Safari / Adventure.

Aves North West Birding Tour / Safari / Adventure.

Aves Western Cape Birding Tour / Safari / Adventure.

Aves West Coast Birding Tour / Safari /Adventure.

 

 


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