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Gyrfalcon - (Falco rusticolus) 

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Identification

  • Very large falcon of varied colors
  • Grey, dark, or white
  • Long tail, robust body
  • 20-25" (51-64 cm.)

Habitat

  • Nests in the tundra,
  • Open areas near rock cliffs
  • Wanders

Additional Information

  • Rare winter visitor and migrant
  • Preys on ptarmigan, hares, waterfowl
  • Nests on rock cliffs above tree line
  • Powerful flier
  • Will run on the ground when chasing prey

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Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962
kickapoo.reserve@krm.state.wi.us

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