Peregrine Falcon

Falco peregrinus
A Peregrine Falcon specimen on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

An uncommon migrant, February to May and September to November, along the barrier beaches of the Eastern Shore. Occasionally seen on tall buildings in downtown Washington. Females are larger than the males. An endangered species.

Specimen Information

Date:  3/5/1914
Collected By:  OJ Trenis
Locality:  National Zoo, DC
Sex:  Immature, sex not determined
Catalog ID:  236072