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TAXONOMY Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Falconiformes Family Falconidae Genus Falco Species Falco peregrinus Authority Tunstall Comments on taxonomy Other common names are duck hawk and great-footed hawk 052534 only subspecies in eastern US is F peregrinus anatum Bonaparte 01 152629 OCCURENCE IN ILLINOIS Last known breeding pair in Jackson Co1951 0631 Extinct as breeding species in eastern US since 196416 often sighted in fall migration near Mississippi R And Lk Michigan222324 Two potential unassassed eyries in Jackson and Wabash Counties 34 Known to stop over and perhaps winter in Shawnee National Forest 34 STATUS Items in bold indicate applicable categories Forest Service Categories S recommended for regional sensitive status F forest listed species M management indicator species Federal Status EndangeredThreatenedProposed for listing Candidate for proposalRecovery plan approvedRecovery plan received USFWS Recovery plan in preparationUnder notice of reviewDelisted MigratoryEPA indicatorForest Serv- Shawnee species State Status EndangeredThreatenedProposed Other GameFurbearerNongame protected SportfishCommercialPestNone of the above Comments on status Early April- mid May early Sept- Nov Occasional migrant along Lake Michigan and rare migrant in remainder of state 06 Original eastern breeding population now extinct 34 No evidence of breeding pairs in the eastern US after 1975 16 Recovery plan published in 1979 The peregrine falcon is protected under Illinois Endangered Species Act 1972 35 Federal Endangered Species Act 197734 Illinois Wildlife Code 1971 37 and Migratory Bird Treaty Act 1918 36 for other legal protection see 34 HABITAT ASSOCIATIONS Items in bold indicate applicable categories General habitat UnknownTerrestrialAquaticRiparian USFS timber inventory forest size class UnknownUnstockedSeedlingSapling SeedlingsaplingPoleMatureOver mature Land use and land cover UnknownUrbanResidential Commercial Industrial Transportation communication Complex industrialcommercial Mixed Other AgriculturalCrop pasture Orchards groves nurseries Feedlot OtherRangelandHerbaceous Shrub and brush Mixed ForestlandDeciduous Evergreen MixedWaterStream Lake Reservoir Bay WetlandForest Non-forestBarrenSalt flat Beach Sand Rock Mine Transit Mix Forest cover types Cover typeStructural stageCanopy closureSeason Elm-ash-cottonwoodMature 9 dia 100 yrs
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