Peregrine Falcon
(Falco peregrinus)

Peregrine Falcon, Murici, Alagoas, Brazil, March 2004 - click for larger image Murici, Alagoas, Brazil
March 2004

The Peregrine Falcon is very cosmopolitan and is found throughout the world. Many sub-species are migratory and, in Brazil, it is seen usually during the summer when birds from North America have moved south.

Peregrine Falcon, Murici, Alagoas, Brazil, March 2004 - click for larger image It is extremely fast which it has to be since its main source of food is birds. Given that there are some very rare birds in the region of Murici, the presence of this Peregrine falcon is not altogether good news!
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