Fact Of The Day – What They Feed On…

The Peregrines feed almost solely on medium-sized birds such as pigeons, waterfowl and waders. Globally, it is estimated that between 1,500 and 2,000 bird species (around 1/5th ¬†of all species worldwide) are predated somewhere by peregrines. In urban areas, the main component of the Peregrine’s diet is the Feral Pigeon, which cover 80% or more of the diet. Other common city birds are also taken: Wood Pigeons, Swifts, and Starlings. Bats are rarely taken, but when they are, it is at dusk.

Mum with a feral pigion.

Mum with a feral pigeon.

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