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Bird Quotes about and Referencing Falcons

Peregrine Falcon

The Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), also known as the Peregrine, and historically as the “Duck Hawk” in North America, is a cosmopolitan bird of prey in the family Falconidae. It is a large, crow-sized falcon.

It has a blue-gray back, barred white underparts, and a black head and “moustache”. It can reach speeds over 200 mph in a stoop, making it one of the fastest creatures on the planet.

While its diet consists almost exclusively of medium-sized birds, the Peregrine will occasionally hunt small mammals, small reptiles or even insects. Reaching sexual maturity at one year, it mates for life and nests in a scrape, normally on cliff edges or, in recent times, on tall human-made structures.

The Peregrine Falcon became an endangered species in many areas due to the use of pesticides, especially DDT. Since the ban on DDT from the beginning of the 1970s onwards, the populations recovered, supported by large scale protection of nesting places and releases to the wild.

Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

The Peregrine Falcon can be found nearly everywhere on Earth, except extreme polar regions, very high mountains, and most tropical rainforests and New Zealand. This makes it the world’s most widespread bird of prey.

The Peregrine Falcon is the world’s most widespread bird of prey.

Falcon Quotes

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The wing of the Falcon brings to the king, the wing if [of] the crow brings him to the cemetery.
A Muhammad Iqbal quote

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The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim.
A Sun Tzu quote

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A crow will never be a falcon.
Ukranian Proverb

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Don’t let the falcon loose until you see the hare.
Chinese Proverb

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A wise falcon hides his talons
A Proverb

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You’ve never heard of the Millennium Falcon? It’s the ship that made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs.
Han to Ben and Luke from Star Wars

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Say, will the falcon, stooping from above, Smit with her varying plumage, spare the dove? Admires the jay the insect’s gilded wings? Or hears the hawk when Philomela sings?
An Alexander Pope quote

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My falcon now is sharp and passing empty, And till she stoop she must not be full-gorged, For then she never looks upon her lure.
A William Shakespeare quote

falcon quotes

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On Tuesday last A falcon, now tow’ring in her pride of place, Was by a mousing owl hawked at and killed.
A William Shakespeare quote

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Far may be sought Erst that ye can find So courteous, so kind, As Merry Margaret, This midsummer flower, Gentle as falcon Or hawk of the tower.
A John Skelton quote

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I would be a falcon and go free. I tread her wrist and wear the hood, Talking to myself, and would draw blood.
A William Dunbar quote

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Very few of my books are about who stole the Maltese Falcon.
A Robert B. Parker quote

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I caught this morning morning’s minion, kingdom of Daylight’s dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn Falcon.
A Gerard Manley Hopkins quote

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The raven sees its chickens as falcons.
Turkish Proverb

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My falcon now is sharp and passing empty, and till she stoop she must not be full-gorged, for then she never looks upon her lure.
A William Shakespeare quote

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The falcon and the dove sit there together, and th’ one of them doth prune the other’s feather.
Michael Drayton

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