Tag: Falco peregrinus

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, […]

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 […]

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

[order] FALCONIFORMES | [family] Falconidae | [latin] Falco peregrinus | [authority] Tunstall, 1771 | [UK] Peregrine Falcon | [FR] Faucon pelerin | [DE] Wanderfalke | [ES] Halcon Peregrino | [NL] Slechtvalk Subspecies Monotypic species Genus Members of the genus falco are mostly medium-sized falcons, but vary from the large peregrine falcon to the small American […]