Peregrine falcon

The peregrine falcon can reach speeds of 200 mph in a stoop (hunting dive) making it one of the fastest creatures on the planet. This species was on the brink of extinction due to the use of crop pesticides, but its numbers are recovering. This specimen was collected by Miss K A Lloyd.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
86/1948/2
Category
Natural History
Collection Class
Birds
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collector Excavator
Lloyd, K A, Miss
Common Name
peregrine falcon
Simple Name
bird: mount

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FALCONIDAE: Falco peregrinus Tunstall: peregrine falcon