Peregrine Falcon - the fastest animal on earth: able to reach speeds over 200 mph in a drive.

Peregrine Falcon - the fastest animal on earth: able to reach speeds over 200 mph in a drive.

Peregrine Falcon. Raptors have always been near me since I was a little girl. As close to a totem animal as I have.

Peregrine Falcon. Raptors have always been near me since I was a little girl. As close to a totem animal as I have.

Peregrine falcon. Fastest animal known to man. Measured to dive bomb prey and fly as fast as 242 miles per hour.

Peregrine falcon. Fastest animal known to man. Measured to dive bomb prey and fly as fast as 242 miles per hour.

closeup of an adult male peregrine falcon, photo by John Hyde. The peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus), also known as the peregrine, and historically as the duck hawk in North America, is a widespread bird of prey in the family Falconidae. A large, crow-sized falcon, it has a blue-grey back, barred white underparts, and a black head.

closeup of an adult male peregrine falcon, photo by John Hyde. The peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus), also known as the peregrine, and historically as the duck hawk in North America, is a widespread bird of prey in the family Falconidae. A large, crow-sized falcon, it has a blue-grey back, barred white underparts, and a black head.

Peregrine falcon - fastest diving bird. Image via Paradise of Birds on Facebook

Peregrine falcon - fastest diving bird. Image via Paradise of Birds on Facebook

Exhibit A. [internal dialogue] Well, that just looks stupid. AS IF there's a royal-blue-and-orange raptor. This looks quite a lot like a Peregrine falcon. I wonder if the original picture will be easy to find... [searching] Dum-de-dum-de-dum... Ha! Got it! Next slide, please.

Exhibit A. [internal dialogue] Well, that just looks stupid. AS IF there's a royal-blue-and-orange raptor. This looks quite a lot like a Peregrine falcon. I wonder if the original picture will be easy to find... [searching] Dum-de-dum-de-dum... Ha! Got it! Next slide, please.

A peregrine from the mews of Castel Baloron ______________________________ Peregrine Falcon

A peregrine from the mews of Castel Baloron ______________________________ Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon, known as the fastest bird, attaining up to 200 mph in a stoop or dive...

Peregrine Falcon, known as the fastest bird, attaining up to 200 mph in a stoop or dive...

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