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Peregrine Falcon

Observed: 4th December 2011 By: JAFJAF’s reputation in BirdsJAF’s reputation in BirdsJAF’s reputation in BirdsJAF’s reputation in Birds
Peregrine Falcon
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holman's picture

peregrine falcon

Are falcons solitary birds or do they have a partner?

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Peregrine pair

I've taken shots of a male and female sitting next to each other on the same side of a church in my town outside of the breeding season.
This happened for several years running, but this year only the female is present, The male is in the next city centre, two/three miles away.

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The Peregrine Falcon is

The Peregrine Falcon is sexually mature at the end of the first year of age, but in healthy populations they breed after two to three years of age. 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