Falco peregrinus anatum
falcon – female
tiercel – male
eyrie or aerie – the nest of a bird of prey such as a falcon, hawk or eagle
eyass – an unfledged nestling taken from the nest for training
stoop – a hunting dive
wingspan: 31-47 inches (80-120cm)
length: 38-51 cm (13-23 inches)
weight: male- 500-700 grams (1.1-1.5 lb); female- 800-1100 grams (1.8-2.4 lb)
average life span in the wild: Up to 17 years
These raptors are sexually dimorphic with females being 1/3 larger than the males.
The normal cruising speed is 40-55 mph, but they can go into a stoop flying at up to 243 mph.