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The Most Awesome Sky Thing. Chris Wyche ( Uka ). What could be the most awesome sky thing?. Answer is the peregrine Falcon. The reason behind this is that it is my opinion and it’s also the fastest and most well equipped animal for what it does. . Perfect Predator.

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what could be the most awesome sky thing
What could be the most awesome sky thing?
  • Answer is the peregrine Falcon.
  • The reason behind this is that it is my opinion and it’s also the fastest and most well equipped animal for what it does.
perfect predator
Perfect Predator
  • This animal may be the perfect predator.
  • Its body is the epitome of its sleek aerodynamic design, allowing it to reach speeds of 200+ mph that would kill other animals.
  • It’s the ultimate sky diving animal!!
  • This animal also had excellent vision and accuracy when pinpointing prey from high altitudes.
its built like that literally
Its built like that, Literally
  • If people were to look up at the sky, they\'d find an aerial acrobat that can achieve speeds more than three times as fast. With their powerful chest muscles, long wingspan and streamlined shape, peregrine falcons are truly built for speed -- NASCAR couldn\'t have designed them any better. And another thing is the thick layer of membrane over its eye acting as goggles, for when diving downwind.
no natural predators
No natural predators
  • Peregrine falcons are fast, aggressive and fearless predators located at the top of their food-chain, and because of this, rarely suffer from predation by other animals. Great-horned owls and golden eagles are known to occasionally kill young peregrines, and less often, adults. Peregrine eggs sometimes fall victim to raccoons and red tail hawks. The nestlings of ground nesting Arctic peregrine falcons may be preyed upon by predators such as grizzly bears and foxes.
peregrine falcon diving in for the kill
Peregrine Falcon Diving in for the kill
  • There are up too 1,650 breeding pairs in the United States and Canada.
  • And that’s just here this is a very widely distributed animal, found on every continent except for Antarctica
  • The name Peregrine means ‘wanderer,’ and they probably gotten their names from being found in so many different places.
reproduction life cycle
Reproduction /life cycle
  • Mating season: Late March through May.
  • Gestation: 29-32 days for egg incubation.
  • Clutch size: 3-4 eggs.

Both parents rear the eggs until it hatches. It begins to fly in a little over a month, and it is at that point that this chick has almost reached adult size. But still dependent on their overly protective, territorial parents.

almost a point of extinction
Almost a point of EXTINCTION
  • The peregrine falcon was dying off because of the DDT, which is a pesticide that was being used from the 1940s to 1970s.
  • The pesticide was causing the Falcons to produce weak egg shells for their hatchlings, and they would die in their shell.
  • The DDT would prevent normal calcium deposition during eggshell formation.
decline from pollution
Decline from Pollution
  • There was a decline in the reproduction of this magnificent animal everywhere and it became critical.
  • It came to a point in 1975 where there were only 324 nesting pairs of Falcons left in north America.
  • When this happening people began to take notice and defend it under animal protection acts.
  • Then, the population eventually began to rise, back up to numbers where they could reproduce.
work cited
Work Cited
  • http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Peregrine_Falcon_dtl.html#fig1
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