August 13, 2013

The Gyrfalcon


The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim.

The Gyrfalcon (Giervalk) – (Falco Rusticolus)

The Gyrfalcon

The Gyrfalcon is the largest of the Falcon species. Living on the Arctic coasts and the islands of North America, Europe, and Asia. The Gyrfalcon is dispersed throughout much of the Northern Hemisphere, with populations reaching Northern America, Greenland and Northern Europe. Due to the locations its plumage can vary, with birds being coloured from all-white to dark brown. For centuries, gyrfalcons has been a precious hunting bird, highly valued among the Falconers.

The birds common name could be derived from the Latin word ‘gyrus’ – “circle” – from the species circling as it searches for its pray, a distinctive method of hunting from other falcons in its range.

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Falconiformes
  • Family: Falconidae
  • Overall Length: 48-65cm
  • Overall Wingspan: 110-160cm
  • Overall Weight: 805-2100g
Global Range in Red

Global Range in Red

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