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Gyrfalcon

Gyrfalcons are the largest falcon species. Males are 48 to 61 cm (19 to 24 in) long, weigh 805 to 1350 g (1.8 to 3 lbs) and have a wingspan from 110 to 130 cm (...
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Gyrfalcons are the largest falcon species. Males are 48 to 61 cm (19 to 24 in) long, weigh 805 to 1350 g (1.8 to 3 lbs) and have a wingspan from 110 to 130 cm (43 to 51 in). Females are bulkier and larger, at 51 to 65 cm (20 to 26 in) long, 124 to 160 cm (49 to 64 in) wingspan, and of 1180 to 2100 g (2.6 to 4.6 lbs) weight. They are living in arctic regions of the northern hemisphere. In the mdieval era, the gyrfalcon was owned only by kings and emperors. They where used for hunting.
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Etna PRO+
 
Etna March 14, 2015
Beautiful shot
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johannesoehl June 13, 2016
thx a lot, Etna. Sorry for seeing your comment so lately.
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moraleebernard May 17, 2015
well captured well done
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johannesoehl June 13, 2016
thx a lot, my friend. Sorry for seeing your comment so lately.
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texaaronpueschel May 19, 2015
Great shot. Grabbed my attention.
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johannesoehl June 13, 2016
thx a lot, my friend. Sorry for seeing your comment so lately.
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catherinethompson June 13, 2016
Just stunning. Well done.
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johannesoehl June 13, 2016
thank you very much!