What continents do peregrine falcons live in?


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Peregrine falcons live throughout all of the continents except Antarctica, including Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa, North America and South America. These falcons are one of the world's most common birds of prey.

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Peregrine falcons thrive around coastlines but can live in almost any type of terrain, from forests to deserts. They live for up to 17 years and have a wingspan of up to 3.6 feet. These falcons are best known for their hunting abilities. They mostly hunt for smaller birds from high above. Once they spot their meal, peregrine falcons pull in their wings and dive toward their prey. They are able to reach diving speeds over 200 mph.

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