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prairie falcon

noun
1.
a North American falcon, Falco mexicanus, grayish-brown above and white barred with brown below.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75, Americanism
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  • Often, if a peregrine's nest is abandoned, a prairie falcon will move in.
  • Other declining species include the burrowing owl, prairie falcon, and ferruginous hawk.
  • Wildlife species include nesting and foraging habitat for prairie falcon.
  • prairie falcon eyries are known to exist within the wilderness area.
  • The golden eagle and prairie falcon can also be found here.
  • Wildlife includes mule deer, golden eagle and prairie falcon.
  • prairie falcon, desert tortoise and spotted bat have also been seen here.

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