Food Web of the Peregrine Falcon by gfi17626


									Peregrine Falcon
Falco peregrines
   By: Angel T.
• SWBAT learn interesting facts about the Peregrine
• SWBAT identify where Peregrines live and where they
• SWBAT identity the difference between female and male
            The Peregrine Falcon
•   The scientific name for the Peregrine Falcon is Falco peregrines.
•   Peregrine Falcons are sleek, crow-sized birds of prey, famous for their speed. For
    hundred of years, peregrines have been prized for the sport of falconry.
•   Traditionally, the females has been known as the “falcon” because they are larger
    and stronger, and the males are known as the “tiercels”, which means “one-third”;
    males are one third smaller than females.
              Interesting Facts
• These falcons are the fastest birds in the world. They can
  go to about 200 mph when catching their prey.

• Another name for the Peregrine Falcon is “Duck Hawk”

• Peregrines has been the favorite of
  falconers for 3000 years, ever since central
  Asia pursued games with trained hawks
     Food Web of the Peregrine Falcon

Great Horned Owl             Golden Eagle
                                                                      Raccoons (eats Peregrine eggs)
                                             Peregrine Falcon


                                                                               Top Consumer/Tertiary
                                            American Robins                    Secondary Consumer
                                                                Fruits         Primary Consumer



•   The Peregrine Falcon lives in a wide variety of tropics, deserts, and maritime to
•   The Peregrine Falcon is found to exist in a wide range of areas around the globe from
    the Arctic to the Equator. The Peregrine Falcon is found on every continent except
    Antarctica and on many oceanic islands. Peregrines mostly nests on steep cliffs. It’s
    like their traditional use of certain ledges for nesting. Today, these falcons have
    adapted to nest in large skyscrapers in cities.

                                                      Red = Peregrine Habitat
    The Peregrine Falcon Disease
•   Mouth infections is a common disease for falcons. The disease is called “Frounce”, a
    mouth-and throat-infection caused by a protozoan Tichomonas gallinae. It is a widely
    spread disease falcons and hawks and it is caused by eating infected birds of prey,
    for example, pigeons.
•   Mostly juvenile peregrines has this disease, but it can hit the adult falcons as well.

•   Another disease that affect the Peregrine Falcon is called Avian Influenza Virus, also
    known as H5N1. It is a virus that can kill up to 6,000 wild birds. This is also a virus
    that can affect humans.
•   In 2004, it has been reported that many wild birds were tested in Hong Kong, and
    many had died.
              Abiotic Factors
• This Falcon used to be endangered because of
  DDT.DDT is a pesticide that causes females to lay
  thin-shelled eggs, which causes the eggs to break
  easily. Killing the embryo inside. It happened during
  the 1940’s – 1960’s. Because of this, it nearly
  caused the Peregrine Falcon to be extinct.
How can we help to protect the
      Peregrine Falcon?
• Stop falconers from
  hunting them down for
• Don’t kill any Peregrine
  Falcons because they
  were an endangered
  species and it is against
  the law to kill any
  Peregrines. It is also illegal
  to own Peregrine feathers
  and eggs without
• Cornell university
  scientists help raise the
  chicks and it helped
  increase the Peregrine
  Falcon’s population.
          Summary Questions
1.   The female Peregrine is known as the:
A)   “falcon”
B)   “tiercel”
C)   “Mother Bird”
D)   None of the above

The Correct Answer is: A
     Summary Questions (cont.)
2. 3 Facts and a Fib. Identify the Fib:
A) The Peregrine Falcon is also known as “Duck Eagle.”
B) The Peregrine Falcon can go up to 200 mph when
   catching their prey.
C) The Peregrine Falcon eats medium-sized birds such
   as waterfowl.
D) The Peregrine Falcon lives all around the world,
   except Antarctica and some oceanic islands

The Correct Answer is: A
     Summary Questions (cont.)
3. Identify which organism is NOT one of the Peregrine
   Falcon’s prey.
A) Waterfowl
B) Insects
C) American Robin
D) Great-Horned Owl

The Correct Answer is: D
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