Facts About The Falcon

Falcon being a predatory bird is preferred worldwide and symbolizes power, life and victory. It is found all over the world. Flying at more than 300 km/h the Falcon covers a long distance without getting fatigued. There are some conspicuous facts regarding the Falcon being presented over here-

  • Falcon is one of 60 species of birds belonging to Falconidae family which include a variety of predatory birds including Eagle, Kite, Hawk  Hobbies, Kestrels, Falconets, Pigeon hawk, Caracaras and Vulture.
  • Falcons are characterized by their long wings and their method of hunting, that is rising above and swooping down on their prey.
  • The Falcon can be recognized by its long bullet like body, long tail and enormous wings. Its hooked claws and beak substantiates its being Falcon.
  • The speed of Falcon is too high as it can fly at 320 kilometers per hour in the sky. Its big heavy wings help it fly efficiently.
  • The size of genuine Falcon ranges from 6 to 26 inches by length. It weighs around 2 kg.
  • Female Falcon happens to be much bigger in comparison with male Falcon.

  • The Falcon being a meteoric and sturdy bird seizes upon its prey and holds it for sometimes before tearing it away into pieces.
  • The Falcon pair makes its nests on inaccessible part of tree.
  • Female Falcon lays four to six eggs at a time in its nest.
  • The life of Falcon spans not more than twenty years by age.
  • The Falcons often are mistaken for Hawk, though there exists a great difference between them, to have been substantiated by their respective DNA test.
  • Largest of the falcons is the Gyrfalcon, females of which are about 64 cm long. It nests in Arctic regions of both the Americas and Eurasia, and has colors ranging from almost pure white to dark gray.
  • Some species of the Falcons are capable of fathoming the presence of their prey and conduct an attack to seize upon it with a blink of eye.
  • The Falcons attack their prey by their hooked claws and tear them apart by hooked beak.
  • They can far see their prey and foe and thus manage to adapt themselves taking required position.

 

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