Peregrine Falcon (Immature)
Peregrine Falcon (Immature)
Peregrine Falcon (Immature, GREEECE)
Scientific Name 
Falco peregrinus
Arabic Name 
Kuwaiti name 
120.0 cm
52.0 cm
Least Concern
Similar species 

In Kuwait


Scarce disperser throughout the year, perhaps a rare resident. Renowned as the fastest of birds. A global decline occurred in many populations from 1950 to 1970 due to pesticide poisoning. Many populations have recovered but the species is still collected illegally for falconry.
Where in Kuwait 
Encountered infrequently in all seasons in Kuwait and in a variety of habitats; from urban environments to desert areas and along the coast.
In the world 
It has a worldwide distribution, occurring on every continent except Antarctica although significant efforts are needed to fully restore it across its former range. The female is generally 20% larger than the male. Prey is usually caught in mid-air, although some may be taken from the ground or from water. This bird is fast and agile in flight, and typically either chases prey at great speed, to exhaust it, or attacks it in a steep, spectacular dive, or ‘stoop’.
Local threats 
Trapping for falconry and the falconry trade.