Identifying Peregrine Falcon

A truly iconic species, tales of Peregrine stoop speeds and its claim to be the fastest bird on Earth are familiar, but how do you identify it? Now recovering from years of persecution and pesticide-related poisoning, Peregrines can once more be found across the country, even in our towns and cities but how do you pick them out from our other falcons?

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