Peregrine Falcon, Boundry Bay, Vancouver
The Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) is a cosmopolitan bird of prey in the family Falconidae. It is a large falcon, about the size of a large crow, with the female being larger than the male. with a blue-gray back, barred white underside, and a black head and "mustache". About seventeen subspecies are recognized, which vary in appearance and range.