Falcons

70 species

Falcons are widely distributed diurnal birds of prey found on all continents of the world except Antarctica. Some small falcons with long, narrow wings are called \"hobbies\" and some which hover while hunting are called \"kestrels\". All these birds kill with their beaks, using a \"tooth\" on the side of their beaks. As is the case with many birds of prey, falcons have exceptional powers of vision. Adult falcons have thin, tapered wings, which enable them to fly at high speed and change direction rapidly. Peregrine falcons have been recorded diving at speeds of 320 km/h (200 mph), making them the fastest-moving creatures on Earth; the fastest recorded dive attained a vertical speed of 390 km/h (240 mph).
Falcons are widely distributed diurnal birds of prey found on all continents of the world except Antarctica. Some small falcons with long, narrow wings are called \"hobbies\" and some which hover while hunting are called \"kestrels\". All these birds kill with their beaks, using a \"tooth\" on the side of their beaks. As is the case with many birds of prey, falcons have exceptional powers of vision. Adult falcons have thin, tapered wings, which enable them to fly at high speed and change direction rapidly. Peregrine falcons have been recorded diving at speeds of 320 km/h (200 mph), making them the fastest-moving creatures on Earth; the fastest recorded dive attained a vertical speed of 390 km/h (240 mph).