Peregrine falcon

At the speed of over 321 km/h (200 mph), this bird outraces a Formula1 car

Carlos Delgado

The Peregrine falcon is the world’s fastest bird and the animal kingdom’s fastest member. It has a blue-grey back, barred white underparts, and a blackhead and is the size of a crow. Because of its outstanding hunting abilities, high trainability, and adaptability, the Peregrine falcon is a well-respected falconry bird.

The Peregrine Falcon is a powerful and fast-flying bird that hunts medium-sized birds by swooping down from far above in a breathtaking stoop. Pesticide poisoning nearly wiped them off in eastern North America in the mid-twentieth century. Peregrine Falcons have made an astounding comeback after considerable recovery efforts and are now commonly seen in many metropolitan towns and coastal locations.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Afghanistan
2021
Albania
2021
Breeding
Algeria
2021
Andorra
2021
Angola
2021
Anguilla
2021
Antigua & Barbuda
2021
Argentina
2021
Armenia
2021
Aruba
2021
Australia
2021
Breeding
Austria
2021
Azerbaijan
2021
Bahamas
2021
Bahrain
2021
Bangladesh
2021
Barbados
2021
Belarus
2021
Belgium
2021
Belize
2021
Non-Breeding
Benin
2021
Bermuda
2021
Bhutan
2021
Bolivia
2021
Bonaire
2021
Bosnia And Herz.
2021
Breeding
Botswana
2021
Brazil
2021
British Virgin Is.
2021
Non-Breeding
Brunei
2021
Bulgaria
2021
Burkina Faso
2021
Burundi
2021
Vagrant
Cambodia
2021
Cameroon
2021
Canada
2021
Cape Verde
2021
Cayman Islands
2021
Central Af. Rep.
2021
Chad
2021
Chile
2021
China
2021
Breeding
Christmas Island
2021
Vagrant
Colombia
2021
Comoros
2021
Congo-Brazzaville
2021
Breeding
Costa Rica
2021
Croatia
2021
Cuba
2021
Curaçao
2021
Cyprus
2021
Czechia
2021
Côte D’ivoire
2021
DR Congo (Kinshasa)
2021
Denmark
2021
Djibouti
2021
Dominica
2021
Dominican Republic
2021
East Timor
2021
Ecuador
2021
Egypt
2021
El Salvador
2021
Equatorial Guinea
2021
Eritrea
2021
Estonia
2021
Eswatini
2021
Ethiopia
2021
Falkland Islands
2021
Malvinas
Faroe Islands
2021
Vagrant
Fiji
2021
Finland
2021
France
2021
French Guiana
2021
Gabon
2021
Gambia
2021
Georgia
2021
Breeding
Germany
2021
Ghana
2021
Gibraltar
2021
Greece
2021
Greenland
2021
Grenada
2021
Guadeloupe
2021
Non-Breeding
Guam
2021
Non-Breeding
Guatemala
2021
Guinea-Bissau
2021
Guinea
2021
Guyana
2021
Haiti
2021
Honduras
2021
Hong Kong
2021
Breeding
Hungary
2021
Iceland
2021
Vagrant
India
2021
Indonesia
2021
Breeding
Iran
2021
Iraq
2021
Ireland
2021
Israel
2021
Breeding
Italy
2021
Jamaica
2021
Non-Breeding
Japan
2021
Breeding
Jordan
2021
Kazakhstan
2021
Kenya
2021
Korea
2021
Kuwait
2021
Kyrgyzstan
2021
Laos
2021
Latvia
2021
Lebanon
2021
Lesotho
2021
Liberia
2021
Libya
2021
Liechtenstein
2021
Breeding
Lithuania
2021
Luxembourg
2021
Breeding
Macao
2021
Seasonality Uncertain
Madagascar
2021
Malawi
2021
Malaysia
2021
Breeding
Maldives
2021
Vagrant
Mali
2021
Malta
2021
Breeding
Martinique
2021
Mauritania
2021
Mauritius
2021
Vagrant
Mayotte
2021
Mexico
2021
Micronesia
2021
Non-Breeding
Moldova
2021
Mongolia
2021
Montenegro
2021
Breeding
Montserrat
2021
Morocco
2021
Mozambique
2021
Myanmar
2021
Breeding
Namibia
2021
Nepal
2021
Breeding
Netherlands
2021
New Caledonia
2021
Breeding
Nicaragua
2021
Niger
2021
Nigeria
2021
Nort. Mariana Is.
2021
Non-Breeding
North Korea
2021
Breeding
North Macedonia
2021
Norway
2021
Oman
2021
Pakistan
2021
Breeding
Palau
2021
Non-Breeding
Panama
2021
Papua New Guinea
2021
Breeding
Paraguay
2021
Peru
2021
Philippines
2021
Breeding
Poland
2021
Portugal
2021
Puerto Rico
2021
Qatar
2021
Romania
2021
Russia
2021
Breeding
Rwanda
2021
Saint Barthélemy
2021
Seasonality Uncertain
Saint Lucia
2021
Saint Martin
2021
Non-Breeding: French Part
Saint Pierre
2021
Passage
Saint Vincent
2021
Samoa
2021
Vagrant
Saudi Arabia
2021
Senegal
2021
Serbia
2021
Breeding
Seychelles
2021
Vagrant
Sierra Leone
2021
Singapore
2021
Sint Maarten
2021
Dutch Part
Slovakia
2021
Slovenia
2021
Solomon Islands
2021
Somalia
2021
South Africa
2021
South Georgia
2021
South Sudan
2021
Spain
2021
Canary Is.
Sri Lanka
2021
Breeding
St. Kitts & Nevis
2021
Sudan
2021
Suriname
2021
Sweden
2021
Switzerland
2021
Syria
2021
Taiwan
2021
Tajikistan
2021
Tanzania
2021
Thailand
2021
Breeding
Togo
2021
Trinidad & Tobago
2021
Tunisia
2021
Turkey
2021
Turkmenistan
2021
Turks & Caicos
2021
UAE
2021
US Minor Is.
2021
Passage
US Virgin Islands
2021
Non-Breeding
Uganda
2021
Ukraine
2021
United Kingdom
2021
United States
2021
Breeding
Uruguay
2021
Non-Breeding
Uzbekistan
2021
Breeding
Vanuatu
2021
Breeding
Venezuela
2021
Vietnam
2021
Yemen
2021
Zambia
2021
Zimbabwe
2021

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No