By Cory Duncan
Peregrine Falcons are 40 cm. to 50 cm. high. They have a wing span to one Meter. The Peregrine Falcon's feathers are 10 cm. long. When the Peregrine Falcon flies, it looks like a jet flying in the sky. Its beak is yellow and it has brown, black and white feathers. Its features are black around its eyes. The black acts like a shield from the shining sun. The falcon has a lot of pointed feathers and it has a long tail for flying attacks in the air.
The Peregrine Falcon needs fast-moving water and tall buildings for a part of its habitat. Some pairs of falcons need one km of space for their territory. They are found in big cities of Canada, including Calgary, Alberta, Montreal, and Edmonton. Peregrine Falcons were becoming endangered because of a pesticide called DDT and other poisons that were sprayed on plants. Actions have taking place to make a law that bands DDT and start a recovery plan .
The Peregrine falcon is a fierce hunter. The Peregrine Falcon is also the fastest animal in the world. Sometimes the falcon lives up to 20 years. He eats all sorts of prey. The female adult most of the time grows a little bit bigger than the male. They grow 38 to 50 centimeters.
The Peregrine has a pale blue bill and yellow feet.
They eat a lot of fish out of the water. When farmers put odd liquids
on their buildings, it gets washed into the lakes and rivers by the rain.
Fish that are in the lakes and rivers get this odd liquid in their body.
Then the falcon eats the fish and gets the odd liquid in its body.
When the female lays an egg, she tries to keep it warm by sitting on it,
but it's too soft and breaks. One way people have helped the falcon
and its eggs come back is by banning the odd liquid that is killing them.
If any kind of animal becomes endangered, it takes a very long time before
it can recover.