Peregrine Falcon

Falco peregrinus
A superb hunter with keen eyesight ...
On human scale, eyes would be 3" across and weigh 4 lb.
Characteristically pointed wings ...
... brought close to body for diving on prey
Tubercle in nostril greatly reduces windspeed during dive
Sudden turn near prey can generate 10-12 G
Pigeon carried to feeding perch
Outsized here by a Herring Gull
Cliffside habitat where ...
... nesting occurs; parent tends to day-old chicks
Remarkable how cliffs can translate to ...
... skyscrapers; nest on Superman Building in Providence where ...
Nesting pair observed since 2010

Slideshow and species account to come.