American Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus anatum)

Picture of a Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

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Other Names
Peregrine Falcon
Texas Status
Endangered
Protection Status Notes
Federally listed as endangered in 1970. Delisted August 25, 1999.
Description
The Anatum Peregrine is intermediate in terms of color and size. It has a salmon or peach-tinged breast, with stronger barring across the breast than the Tundra subspecies. The back is slightly darker than in the Tundra Peregrine, but still has bluish-gray tinges, especially on the upperwing coverts and uppertail coverts. The moustache on the Anatum Peregrine is very wide, and the auricular patch is often very small. Immatures have a solid brown crown and forehead, and have a fairly wide moustache, although their auricular patch is often larger than that of adults. They have heavy brown streaks on their cream colored breast and belly, and have small buffy edges to the feathers on their back.
Distribution
The American Peregrine is a resident of the Trans-Pecos region, including the Chisos, Davis, and Guadalupe mountain ranges. Listed as a Texas endangered species since 1974.
Picture of a Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Photo ©TPWD


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