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  • n. Plural form of peregrine.


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  • I will take issue with the article's statement that the peregrines are a recent addition to our airspace, though.


  • We have to do as the eagles and osprey and peregrines are doing and go with the flow.

    It's a Cutthroat World Out There...

  • Be warned that his may include scenes of violence; peregrines' diet includes other medium-sized birds which they swoop on in flight.

    A woolly Pullman from the textile heartland

  • If you prefer a more rural setting and fancy a pleasant walk this weekend, the veteran peregrines are back at Malham Cove too.

    A woolly Pullman from the textile heartland

  • Tests by the Scottish government also confirmed the poisoning of 13 buzzards, seven red kites, two peregrines and one white-tailed sea eagle in 2010.

    Record numbers of golden eagles poisoned in Scotland in 2010

  • However, bald eagles are now common, ospreys and peregrines even more so.

    Saving Salmon vs. Climate Change

  • Buzzards, peregrines and sparrowhawks had been poisoned and persecuted, ospreys were confined to the wilds of Scotland, and hobbies were one of our scarcest breeding birds.

    Birdwatch: Kestrel

  • The day has been damp and close, full of ripening blackberries and hogweed seeds; edgy as stinging nettles and the caterwauling of young peregrines over the quarry.

    Country diary: Wenlock Edge

  • The birds of prey recently reintroduced to cities to help control pigeon and starling populations, peregrines dive through the sky after their prey at a heart-stopping two hundred miles an hour.


  • In the United States, a fourteen-month investigation uncovered that thousands of peregrines and hawks in Oregon, Washington, and California were being killed by members of pigeon clubs who specialize in Birmingham rollers—a type of pigeon bred for a genetic anomaly that triggers a seizure midflight, sending the bird spiraling downward until it recovers before hitting the ground.



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