Peregrine Falcons are widely distributed. An aerial hunter, the Peregrine feeds predominantly on avian species and is well known for its tremendous speed when stooping on prey. The population decline of Peregrines in the 1960's caused an environmental awakening with both public and scientific audiences.
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.
Collected By: OJ Trenis
Locality: National Zoo, DC
Sex: Immature, sex not determined
Catalog ID: 236072