A baby falcon is called an eyass. The term eyass is also used to denote falcons that have been removed from their nest while in the downy stage, before feathers have formed.
The eyass has a high mortality rate, especially between days 45 and 50, when the young bird leaves the nest in its first attempt to fly. If the eyass survives its parlay into flight, the young bird starts to hunt small insects and eventually graduates to hunting small birds.
There are approximately 37 species of falcons around the world as of 2014, and they are found on every continent except Antarctica. The peregrine falcon is the fastest animal on Earth; it is capable of achieving speeds of approximately 200 miles an hour in a vertical dive.