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Winter Brings Falcons
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01/09/2012
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Winter is the time to spot southern-migrating falcons.

 

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2:00 minutes (1.6 MB)
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A Merlin hunts boldly from a high perch. A Peregrine Falcon dives on a hapless pigeon, with an air speed approaching 200 miles per hour. The Gyrfalcon can fly down even the fastest waterfowl in a direct sprint. A Prairie Falcon blends in with its background. And the smallest North American falcon of all, the American Kestrell, hovers a field, watching for a mouse or large insect.


 
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