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Common Name:Falcon, Peregrine
Scientific Name:Falco peregrinus
Area:Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge
Date:April 14, 2011

This Peregrine Falcon was spotted on a power pole riding out a rain storm. This is a first year juvenile, as an adult the back and wings will turn to blue grey and the breast will lighten.

Reference:Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of America by Kaufman / The Sibley Guide to Birds by Sibley / National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America