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The Peregrine Falcon The peregrine falcon belongs to a group of birds called the Falconiformes This group includes vultures kites hawks eagles and falcons Other than vultures all of these birds hunt and kill other animals for food Falconiformes are equipped with hooked beaks and strong talons making them excellent predators All Falconiformes are daytime hunters The peregrine falcon is the best-known of the fifty-eight birds in the falcon family The word Peregrine comes from a word that means one who wanders This falcon has definitely earned its name For example some of Canadas tundra peregrines fly to Brazil each winter Peregrine falcons are found in every single part of the world except Antarctica They were once trained by kings to hunt and bring back kills This sport called Falconry is still popular However in the 1960s the American falcon came close to extinction Most of the damage was done by poisons that farmers used to kill insects The worst poison was DDT By the time naturalists learned of DDTs effect on wildlife it was almost too late The American peregrines scientific name is Falco peregrinus anatum At one time people called this falcon a duck hawk That was a poor
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