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The scientific nameFalco peregrinus means "wandering falcon" in Latin.
The name Falcon comes from the Latin falx, a sickle and alludes to the sharp beak that, like the grim reaper, brings sudden death.
They differ from other Falconiformes in killing with their beaks instead of their feet. They have a "tooth" on the side of their beak for the purpose.
Typical of bird-eating raptors, Peregrine Falcons are sexually dimorphic, with females being considerably larger than males.
The Falcon (female) is more powerful but the Tiercel (Male) is often more agile.
The Falcon's flight takes the form of a series of rapid strokes of the wings followed by a short glide.
While its diet consists almost exclusively of medium-sized birds, the Peregrine will occasionally hunt small mammals, small reptiles, or even insects.
The Peregrine requires open space in order to hunt, so they searching for prey either from a high perch or from the air.
The Peregrine Falcon is often stated to be the fastest animal on the planet in its hunting dive, the stoop, which involves soaring to a great height and then diving steeply at speeds commonly said to be over 320 km/h (200 mph), and hitting one wing of its prey so as not to harm itself on impact.
If the prey is not killed by the shock of being hit with razor sharp claws moving at more than a hundred miles an hour, it is quickly dispatched by a bite to the neck.
They have a "tomial tooth" a projection on the upper beak with a corresponding notch on the lower one. This serration allows them to kill their prey immediately with a bite to the back of the neck and they do not generally have to contend with a struggling victim as the hawks do.
The birds usually hunt in the early morning and again in the evening.
Reaching sexual maturity at one year, it mates for life and nests in a scrape, normally on cliff edges or, in recent times, on tall human-made structures.
The Peregrine Falcon lives mostly along mountain ranges, river valleys, coastlines, and increasingly in cities.
In mild-winter regions, it is usually a permanent resident, and some individuals, especially adult males, will remain on the breeding territory.
A pair mates for life and returns to the same nesting spot annually. The courtship flight includes a mix of aerial acrobatics, precise spirals, and steep dives.
The pair defends the chosen nest site against other Peregrines, and often against ravens, herons and gulls.
The male brings the food close to the nest and passes it to the female in mid air. This can be an impressive display as they both fly vertically up, chest to chest, and pass the food from talon to talon.
They often chase their siblings in playful games and the adults will drop dead and then live prey near them teaching the young birds to take their food in mid air and eventually to hunt.
Apart from such anthropogenic threats as collision with human-made objects, the Peregrine may be killed by large eagles or large owls.
The falconry……The bird is left tethered in semi-darkness without food. After a substantial time, when the bird is exhausted and starving, it is offered a morsel of meat on the gloved fist. When it is driven by hunger to eat it will step on to the glove to take the meat.
The Fastest Flying Woman. Ellen Brennan has been flying since 2008. The wingsuiter, who holds the world record holder for fastest flying woman, leaps off cliffs and flies through the air at speeds of up to 120 mph. You believe you can fly? She actually does it!
Falco peregrinus has a particular theme or dreams which include speed, free fall, and the bliss of freedom and being the fastest in the animal kingdom.
It is gripping feeling (sensation) as if you are stuck in a cage (delusion) it is something that grips you & it is black & dark. It is something vague that holds you & keeps you in a cage.
The black thing is something that is inside of the me from top to feet & through the legs & it can make me do things, it is much more powerful than me I’m & it is domineering me ,it has power over me, it makes me do things that l don't want to.
A recurrent dreams….A crushing feeling, totally black & l was so supper-small & the black thing is so huge ,it came down on me so that l couldn't breathe anymore….it came down in slow motion, like black cape coming down slowly on me that wraps you completely.
Attracted by Red color
Wave like sensation
Mouth and throat ulcers…Mouth infections are common to falcons. It is a disease called Frounce, a mouth- and throat-infection caused by the protozoan Trichomonas gallinae.
Above it all
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The Peregrine Falcon is widely renowned for its incredible speed. High speed achieved only during the characteristic swoop (hunting dive)…the Peregrine Falcon is the fastest creature on earth.
‘I drove home that evening in a record time of 1hr 10 min, a journey which usually takes me 1hr 30min. I drove at high speed, I was aware of the speed but I didn’t care’.
‘I was aware on my journey home that my driving was somewhat careless and that if I was not more careful I would have an accident, but it didn’t stop me.’
‘Was very speedy’
‘Went out by myself – feeling very good, pleased with myself, I walked out on the dam on the stream without a thought, after a few minutes I noticed how precariously I was perched and thought quite calmly, “You’d break a leg if you fell off here”, but I didn’t go back immediately.’
Peregrine Falcons are courageous, strong andextremely agilebirds provided with dreadful weapons. When they catch their prey, usually the victims are stabbed to death or strangled up in the air, or very heavy birds are tortured in the air and then killed after they plunge to the ground.
I don't care and feel very relaxed.
I find it very difficult to take anything seriously at all, great fun.
Periods of great stillness - completely unworried by things
Fierce and passionate
Swearing without apologizing
I can’t stand up for myself
Feel dominated and controlled
Feel hemmed in
Numbness/Detachment/Disinterested in sex and sensuality
No sense of Danger
Harming her own children
Feeling in charged/Powerful
Feeling of dirty and cheap
Vision of people living in squalor
No interest in personal appearance
Fear of infection and infecting others
Dream of eating corpuses
Ailments from, abused, after being, sexual
Ailments from, domination
Ailments from, sexual humiliation
Delusions, abused, being
Delusions, betrayed, that she is
Dreams, abused being
Dreams, sexual humiliation
Ailments from, scorn
Anger, cold and detached
Anger, contradiction, from
Anger , touched, when
Cursing, contradiction, from
Cursing, rage, from
Ailments from, shame
Delusions, divisions between himself and others
Delusion, friendless, he is
Delusions, neglected, duty, he has neglected his
Disgust, of one’s own body
Estranged, children, flies from her own
Estranged, family, from his
Estranged, husband, from her
Estranged, self, from
Estranged, society, from
Estranged, wife, from his
No sense of danger:
Danger, lack of reaction to danger
Danger, no sense of danger, has
Delusions, danger, impression of, fear, but without
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How can a pidgeon out run a falcon?
The peregrine falcon is the fastest bird – and in fact the fastest animal on Earth – when in its hunting dive.
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