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The peregrine falcon is the fastest animal in the world. It can fly at a speed of 68 miles per hour, and it can dive through the air at an even more amazing speed: 200 miles per hour! The falcons make these high-speed dives in order to catch other birds for food. They attack their prey in midair! These are just some of the fascinating facts kids will discover in the thrilling world of these swift birds of prey. Eye-popping photos and clear, easy-to-read text will engage emergent readers as they discover the anatomical features that help peregrine falcons reach fast speeds. A "Speed-o-Meter" graphic compares the peregrine falcon's top speed to that of fastballs and roller coasters.

 
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
BISACS JNF003000
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2011
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Blink of an Eye: Superfast Animals
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Dimensions 10 x 8
ISBN 9781936087938, 9781936088720, 9781617720840
Title Format Reinforced book, Unlimited Access eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 598.9'6
ATOS Reading Level 4.5
Guided Reading Level L
Lexile Reading Level 670
Scholastic Reading Counts Level 6.5
AR Quiz Number 139263
Author Natalie Lunis
 

Peregrine Falcon

Sure, cheetahs get all the attention for their blazing running speed, but in terms of pure velocity, no animal can touch a diving peregrine falcon, which this entry in the Blink of an Eye: Superfast Animals series points out right off the bat. Subsequent spreads cover such topics as where peregrine falcons live and their nesting habits, aerial abilities, and, best of all, hunting techniques. Lunis pays special attention to the falcons’ primary threats; though their natural predators are only larger birds of prey, the widespread use of DDT devastated their population before conservationists stepped in. Dynamic, sometimes exhilarating photos (including a stunner of a falcon hot on the tail of a terrified pigeon, followed by a feathers-flying mealtime shot) accompany the straightforward text. Additional factoids pop up inside a stopwatch graphic, reinforcing the speed angle of the series, and the layout is engaging and uncluttered. This exciting, appealing introduction to one of the great birds of prey won’t disappoint. A glossary, index, and additional resources conclude.

Peregrine Falcon

Sure, cheetahs get all the attention for their blazing running speed, but in terms of pure velocity, no animal can touch a diving peregrine falcon, which this entry in the Blink of an Eye: Superfast Animals series points out right off the bat. Subsequent spreads cover such topics as where peregrine falcons live and their nesting habits, aerial abilities, and, best of all, hunting techniques. Lunis pays special attention to the falcons’ primary threats; though their natural predators are only larger birds of prey, the widespread use of DDT devastated their population before conservationists stepped in. Dynamic, sometimes exhilarating photos (including a stunner of a falcon hot on the tail of a terrified pigeon, followed by a feathers-flying mealtime shot) accompany the straightforward text. Additional factoids pop up inside a stopwatch graphic, reinforcing the speed angle of the series, and the layout is engaging and uncluttered. This exciting, appealing introduction to one of the great birds of prey won’t disappoint. A glossary, index, and additional resources conclude.

Author/Illustrator biography
Detailed maps
Glossary of key words
Index
Table of contents
Full-color photographs
 

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