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Falco peregrinus Tunstall, 1771 – Peregrine Falcon

Taxonomic Notes:

(1) Falco peregrinus peregrinator Sundevall, 1837 – Shaheen Falcon or Black Shaheen
(2) Falco peregrinus calidus Latham, 1790 – Tundra Peregrine Falcon
(3) Falco peregrinus babylonicus Sclater, 1861 – Red-naped Shaheen. This is sometimes treated as a subspecies of Falco pelegrinoides Temminck, 1829 – Barbary Falcon. However, both pelegrinoides and babylonicus are genetically similar to other subspecies of peregrinus, therefore treated as such (Gill, Donsker & Rasmussen 2021).

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Gill F., D. Donsker, and P. Rasmussen (eds). 2021. IOC World Bird List (v11.1). URL:, accessed 2021/02/09. doi: 10.14344/IOC.ML.11.1.

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Anonymous. 2023. Falco peregrinus Tunstall, 1771 – Peregrine Falcon. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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