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Peregrine falcons, a smaller bird, can dive faster, but lack the body weight of a gyrfalcon.
Impressive numbers of gyrfalcons are now successfully raised in captivity.
Most association members have gyrfalcons, the elite bird of choice.
The Science Channel had a whale of a week chock-full of stories on animals: Peregrine falcons and gyrfalcon are fighting for food and territory in Greenland, a preview of battles to come on our fast-warming planet.
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Origin and Etymology of gyrfalcon
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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