Definition of 'peregrine'
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There has been an increase in value in peregrine falcons and increased demand in the Middle East. Times, Sunday Times (2017)We hire a peregrine falcon to keep them off our pitch. The Sun (2008)Both come under attack from golden eagles and peregrine falcons. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The valleys are a refuge for rare wildlife including otters, hen harriers and peregrine falcons. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You sometimes get peregrine falcons up here too, which is another thing that makes it special. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The peregrine falcon can swoop down on its prey at 200mph. Times, Sunday Times (2010)THOUSANDS of mobile phone users face two months of bad reception because of peregrine falcons nesting on masts. The Sun (2015)A rare peregrine falcon that was close to death after being battered by storms was rescued by a traffic warden. Times, Sunday Times (2012)W The fastest creature in the world is the peregrine falcon. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They don't use pesticides, so there are peregrine falcons. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Since 2011, the spire of the cathedral has been a nesting site for peregrine falcons and there was much excitement last month as four chicks were hatched. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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