Peale's falcon

\ ˈpē(ə)lz- \

Definition of Peale's falcon

: a medium-sized hawk of western North America that constitutes a dark variety (Falco peregrinus pealei) of the duck hawk — compare peregrine falcon

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History and Etymology for Peale's falcon

after Titian R. Peale †1885 American naturalist

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“Peale's falcon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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