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Latest Falco Stories

2014-09-05 00:20:15

Falco Fusion Sports Electric Wheel delivers seamless power, high torque and cardio-control with biometrics feedback WASHINGTON, Sept.

Mauritius Kestrels Have To Speed Up Their Life Histories
2014-02-20 13:23:02

The widespread loss of forest to sugarcane fields on the island of Mauritius has forced kestrels living there to survive by speeding up their life histories

Researchers Publish Saker And Peregrine Falcon Genome Sequences
2013-03-25 19:16:06

Researchers from several institutions have published the genome sequences of the peregrine and saker falcons.

Scientists Decode Genomic Sequences Of Two Iconic Falconry Birds
2011-12-17 04:31:34

The complete genomes for birds of prey provide new insight into the evolution of falcon and opportunity for future conservation.

2010-12-03 08:00:00

VIENNA, Austria, December 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- "I love songs that start out, almost as if by chance, and go on forever, like fate." This is just one many ideas that Falco recorded in a voluminous A4 notebook dated 1983/84, one of a number of Falco's near legendary notebooks, long thought to have disappeared.

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2009-12-07 14:54:52

Charles M. Falco's inexpensive, modified digital SLR camera has thrilled art conservators with what it can do at infrared wavelengths.

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2009-10-17 08:40:35

Satellite tracking has allowed a research team to uncover the mysteries of the migration of Eleanora's falcon for the first time.

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2009-06-17 16:00:00

Scientists have uncovered a bird’s nest believed to be 2,500 years old on a cliff in Greenland.

2009-06-07 13:45:38

Actress Edie Falco says she still sees herself as an awkward kid from Long Island despite her fame from the U.S.


Latest Falco Reference Libraries

Merlin, Falco columbarius
2013-05-18 07:02:38

This bird of prey is known more as a pigeon hawk. The Merlin is from the Northern Hemisphere with some migrating to subtropical and northern tropical areas during the winter. There has also been a discovery that there are two different, very distinct, species: the North American and the Eurasian. The North American Merlin was first described by a Swede taxonomist, Carl Linnaeus. The Merlin is between 9 and 13 inches long with a wingspan of 20-29 inches. The Merlin is an exceptionally...

Gyrfalcon, Falco rusticolus
2012-11-28 14:23:53

The Gyrfalcon, also spelled as gerfalcon, is the largest of the falcon variety. This falcon breeds on Arctic coasts, and the islands of North America, Europe, and Asia. It mostly lives there as well, yet some Gyrfalcons disperse more widely after breeding season or in the winter. This bird is isolated throughout the Northern Hemisphere, with populations in Northern American, Greenland, and Northern Europe. The plumage varies with location, with birds being colored from all white, to dark...

The Eurasian Hobby, Falco subbuteo
2012-10-29 15:30:18

The Eurasian Hobby, a small slim falcon, belongs to a rather close knit group of similar falcons. Adults are grey on top with a dark crown and two short black stripes. The throat is white, the thighs and under tail coverts are a reddish-brown color, and the rest of the under parts are whitish with black streaks. The younger birds of this species are generally much browner, with scaled upper parts and streaked buffy thighs and under tail coverts. There is currently two subspecies recognized....

Aplomado Falcon, Falco femoralis
2012-04-02 18:41:50

The Aplomado Falcon, (Falco femoralis), is a species of bird of prey of Central and South America. It is found from Northern Mexico and Trinidad to southern South America, although it has been exterminated in many areas of its range, including almost all of northern and central Mexico. Its widest range is found in South America, except for the deep interior of the Amazon Basin. Its habitat is dry grassland, savannah, and marshland. Until the early 1950s, the Aplomado Falcon was found in...

Bat Falcon, Falco rufigularis
2012-04-02 16:35:00

The Bat Falcon, (Falco rufigularis), is a species of bird of prey found in Mexico, Central and South America and Trinidad. It was formerly known as Falco albigularis. Its habitats are open woodlands and forest clearings. The adult female Bat Falcon measures 12 inches in length while the male is smaller, at 9 inches. The adult has a black back, head and tail. The throat, upper breast and neck sides are creamy white, the lower breast and belly is black, finely barred white, and the thighs...

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  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
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