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looks young...it'll be tought to identify if that the case...coloring changes and all.
 

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iltos said:
looks young...it'll be tought to identify if that the case...coloring changes and all.
never thought of that............ do you think it is in the hawk family??
 

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Its habitat is the rocky coasts of the continents and islands of the extreme northern latitudes...it eats other seabirds....and is 21-24" long....females are much larger and heavier than males.....in Elizabethan times, their ownership was reserved for kings and emporers...
 

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Gabriel.........thank you so much !!! You have solved quite the riddle. (y) (y) (y)
 

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Hi roofchick....can I copy the photo...I would love to put him into my bird folder and maybe draw him someday


Here is a link to the gyrfalcon...I especially was interested in the three color phases the link touches on.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyr_Falcon


OOps sorry, the 3-color phase was in whatbird.com....but wiki has more info and pics
 
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I plugged that bird name into Google IMAGES and found some other amazing pictures (almost as good as yours Roofchick)
It is indeed a beautiful bird
 

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Gabriel said:
Hi roofchick....can I copy the photo...I would love to put him into my bird folder and maybe draw him someday


Here is a link to the gyrfalcon...I especially was interested in the three color phases the link touches on.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyr_Falcon


OOps sorry, the 3-color phase was in whatbird.com....but wiki has more info and pics
Of course you can.......... enjoy...... Here are a few more........ i think these may be adults.
 

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OMG...Thank-you...They are beautiful...I too think it is an adult bird.
I have a beautiful book called Birds of Prey...by Floyd Scholz (it is actually Genes book)...it has many of the raptors, including this one in many poses.
 

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