Category Archive: Falconidae

May 28 2013

The Mallard talked and his enemy the Falcon heard.

The wintry winds had already begun to whistle and the waves to rise when the Drake and his mate gathered their half-grown brood together on the shore of their far northern lake. “Wife,” said he, “it is now time to take the children southward, to the Warm Countries which they have never yet seen!” Very …

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Dec 31 2011

Variation in the quality of parental care at falcon nests in South Africa as evidence for postulated differences in food availabi lity.

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) Science Article 1 abstract Parental care by Peregrine Falcons Falco peregrinus an d Lanner Falcons F. biarmicus during the nestling period was studied in two areas of South Africa. Comparisons were made between the quality of care administered to broods of Peregrine Falcons at nests in tropical (the Soutpansberg) an d …

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Dec 31 2011

Identification of natal locales of peregrine falcons (falco peregrinus) by trace-element analysis of feathers

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Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) Science Article 12 abstract Samples of secondary remiges collected from nestling Peregrine Falcons (Falco peregrinus) in Alaska and western Greenland were analyzed for trace-element content using instrumental neutron-activation analysis. Concentrations of 14 trace elements were subjected to a series of multivariate discriminant function analyses to ascertain whether or not these concentrations …

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Dec 31 2011

Kleptoparasitism by Peregrine Falcons on Carrion Crows

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) Science Article 4 abstract […]. The study area was Bizkaia, a small province of 2300 km2 located in the north of Spain. In this area we have monitored about 35-38 Peregrine territories since 1997. During this time we have studied the prey of Peregrines in the nests, recording 931 prey of …

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Dec 31 2011

Genetic relationships in the peregrine falcon (Falcoperegrinus) analysed by microsatellite DNA markers

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) Science Article 10 abstract Microsatellite DNA markers were developed from a peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus)and genetic relationships among peregrine falcons in southern Norway were analysedusing the markers. The genomic DNA library was screened for the presence of dinucleotidemicrosatellite repeats. Twelve loci revealed polymorphism through the initial analysis of24 unrelated peregrine falcons, …

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Dec 31 2011

Gliding flight: drag and torque of a hawk and a falcon with straight and turned heads, and a lower value for the parasite drag coefficient

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) Science Article 6 abstract Raptors falcons, hawks and eagles in this study-such as peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus) that attack distant prey from high-speed dives face a paradox. Anatomical and behavioral measurements show that raptors of many species must turn their heads approximately 40 deg to one side to see the prey …

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Dec 31 2011

Rock climbing and Raven Corvus corax ocurrence depress breeding success of cliff-nesting Peregrines Falco peregrinus

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) Science Article 5 abstract Aims: To assess the significance of rock climbing-induced disturbance and Raven Corvus corax occurrence on the breeding output of a cliff-nesting Peregrine Falco peregrinus population.Location: Northern Italy- southern Switzerland.Methods: Breeding success, productivity and fledgling rate of 29 Peregrine pairs were analysed in relation to the occurrence of …

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Dec 31 2011

Curved flight paths and sideways vision in peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus)

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) Science Article 7 abstract When diving at prey straight ahead from great distances at high speeds, a peregrine has a conflict between vision and rodynamics: it must turn its head approximately 40 deg to one side to see the prey with maximum visual acuity at the deep fovea of one eye, …

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Dec 31 2011

Nest defence by Lapwings : observations on natural behaviour and an experiment.

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) Science Article 6 abstract Lapwings Vanellus vanellus are ground-nesting waders and they protect their nests by aggressively attacking predators near their nests . We investigated the response of parents to natural predators and a dummy Hooded Crow Corvus [corone] cornix during the incubation period. First, we investigated whether the presumed value …

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Dec 31 2011

Predator avoidance behaviour of a solitary Willet attacked by a Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) Science Article 13 abstract During the non-breeding season, Willets Catoptrophorussemipalmatusu se a variety of tacticst o avoid predatorsa ndhave beenr eportedt o take flight, submergeth emselvesinwater, and hide in or near marsh vegetation JOSEPH B. BUCHANAN, Bulletin 104 August 2004 Download article download full text (pdf)

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