Animal Facts

Peregrine Falcon Facts

Peregrine Falcon preparing to swoop
Peregrine Falcon

Introduction - Peregrine Falcons

The Peregrine Falcon is the fastest animal in the world. Also known as the Duck Hawk throughout North America it is one of the most widely found bird species throughout the globe. It can live in habitats ranging from the deciduous forest, to the tundra of the Arctic and even the tropics. The only regions where they do not live are the extreme polar regions. What makes this large bird so interesting is that when doing a maneuver called the swoop, it is able to reach faster speeds than any other animal on earth. The reasons why they are able to do this as well as other interesting facts and information, written for both kids and adults, is listed below.

Basic Peregrine Falcon Facts

Peregrine Falcon Nesting Facts

Peregrine Falcon Hunting Facts