Peregrine Falcon
Falco peregrinus
(L15-19" WS 31-47" Wt
2.0-3.3 lb)
Has one of the longest migrations
of any No.Amer birds... ”pereg-
rine” means wanderer.
La Jolla Cove
02Jan2014
The title for the highest speed for which any bird
has been reliably clocked goes to the Peregrine
Falcon. In a 45 degree dive during a territorial dis-
play one bird was recorded at 217 MPH!
(http://weirdfacts.com/animal-facts/3246-bird-facts.html)