The peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) has a circumpolar distribution and occurs in all continents except Antarctica. Most of the northern populations are migratory while the southern is sedentary.
The peregrine falcon nests on cliffs or steep slopes. Steep for at least 10 and up to 100 meters is preferred, ideally there is water below.
The peregrine falcon is muscular and aggressive predator that strikes its prey in a nosedive. The pray is mostly birds in pigeon size.
In urban peregrine falcon nest on shigh buildings as a substitute for cliffs and they hunt city pigeons and other urban animals. In these cases, the peregrine falcon shows a surprising resistance to human presence.
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