Scandinavian Mountains over 2000m - Flora & Fauna

Scandinavian Mountains over 2000 metres - James Baxter

Flora & FaunaBirds › Peregrine Falcon

Falco peregrinus, Peregrine Falcon, Vandrefalk. 48cm.

Peregrine Falcon
A rarer sight than the merlin, this resident falcon is found in the upper arboreal and mountain birch zones where there are cliffs.

They nest on a ledge year after year. They feed on medium sized birds which they swoop on and kill mid-air with a blow from their back toe.

Usually solitary. The female is larger than the male and slightly darker. They can fly at a terrific speed.