This is a Peregrine Falcon, one of the most amazing animals ever. Why? Here’s why.
For one thing, look at that beak and those claws. This isn’t a worm-hunter, my friend.
Its diet consists of other birds. Which it usually has to catch flying, since trees and power lines will mess it up in a bad way.
They’ve been known to catch and eat things varying from the tiny, quick, 3 gram humming bird to the 3.1 kg Sandhill Crane. For reference, the Peregrine only gets as big as 1.5 kg, for the larger females.
What’s that? The dexterity needed to catch a humming bird and the strength to take a crane aren’t enough? How about the fact that they eat smaller raptors, too? Like for instance the American Kestrel. Oh yeah.
Along with those amazing dietary habits, they’re fast. How fast? Well, a Peregrine Falcon can dive at speeds in excess of 320 km/h, which translates to about 200 mph. That speed would normally damage a bird’s lungs.
But they have tubercles on their beak that direct the air flow. A membrane in their eyes keeps wind and debris from blinding them. These birds were designed for speed.
Just look at this thing. His body language is a promise to fuck your shit up if you look at him funny.
Peregrine Falcons. They fucking rock.

This is a Peregrine Falcon, one of the most amazing animals ever. Why? Here’s why.

  • For one thing, look at that beak and those claws. This isn’t a worm-hunter, my friend.
  • Its diet consists of other birds. Which it usually has to catch flying, since trees and power lines will mess it up in a bad way.
  • They’ve been known to catch and eat things varying from the tiny, quick, 3 gram humming bird to the 3.1 kg Sandhill Crane. For reference, the Peregrine only gets as big as 1.5 kg, for the larger females.
  • What’s that? The dexterity needed to catch a humming bird and the strength to take a crane aren’t enough? How about the fact that they eat smaller raptors, too? Like for instance the American Kestrel. Oh yeah.
  • Along with those amazing dietary habits, they’re fast. How fast? Well, a Peregrine Falcon can dive at speeds in excess of 320 km/h, which translates to about 200 mph. That speed would normally damage a bird’s lungs.
  • But they have tubercles on their beak that direct the air flow. A membrane in their eyes keeps wind and debris from blinding them. These birds were designed for speed.
  • Just look at this thing. His body language is a promise to fuck your shit up if you look at him funny.

Peregrine Falcons. They fucking rock.

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