Gyrfalcon Perched Atop Boulder Picture

Poised and ready is a Gyrfalcon who is perched atop a boulder in the High Arctic who stays still long enough for us to capture its picture.

This picture of a Gyrfalcon was captured in the High Arctic where it perched itself atop a large boulder overlooking the Arctic tundra. The Gyrfalcon is usually found in northern latitudes where they nest in the Arctic tundra atop tall cliffs.

Being the largest falcon, this species of Gyrfalcon is almost pure white in color with some darker markings scattered on its wings. The male birds weigh between 800-1330 grams with the females being larger in size at a range of between 1400-2100 grams.

Long pointed wings, a long tail and a notched bill are the prominent features on the Gyrfalcon along with its eyes which appear black in color. Mainly a solitary bird which hunts, forages and perches alone, only hooking up with a mate during the breeding season.

This picture shows the magnitude and beauty of the Gyrfalcon where it perched itself, possibly scoping out the area for any potential prey. A powerful type of bird which can easily knock over its prey with its talons and often seen while traveling in the High Arctic.

Gyrfalcon, (Falco rusticolus) High Arctic, White Phase.



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Photo Title: Gyrfalcon Perched Atop Boulder Picture

Poised and ready is a Gyrfalcon who is perched atop a boulder in the High Arctic who stays still long enough for us to capture its picture.

Scientific Name:

Falco Rusticolus

Photographer:

Tom Walker / Accent Alaska

Photo - ID:

069_093 - Gyrfalcon Perched Atop Boulder Picture