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Containing group: Falconidae
Title Illustrations
Scientific Name Falco biarmicus
Location captive at Donjon des Aigles, Beaucens, Pyr?n?es, France
Comments Located in a XIe century castle overlooking the Gave de Pau valley, this bird center hosts more than 45 species of birds of prey and presents fantastic air shows every day.
Acknowledgements The copyright owner has released this image under the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Creative Commons License.
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Copyright © 2006 danielguip
Scientific Name Falco peregrinus
Location Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
Comments A Peregrine falcon landed on the deck of Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge research vessel the MV Tiglax to eat a seabird.
Creator AMNWR/digital/ Bell
Acknowledgements Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Behavior Eating a searbird
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