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2010-12-23 09:52:00

MOSCOW, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) announced today that eight endangered gyrfalcons, rescued from a failed smuggling operation in Moscow last month, were successfully released back to the wild. Prior to their release, the birds underwent four weeks of rehabilitation and were transported to the peninsula of Kamchatka, part of the falcon's winter home range. The endangered falcons were seized by customs officials on November...

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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. The discovery is the oldest raptor nest ever recorded, and the site is still in use today by gyrfalcons, the largest falcon species in the world. Three other nests, each over 1,000 years old, were also discovered, one of which includes feathers from a bird that lived more than six centuries ago.But ornithologists worry that climate change could soon drive the falcons from these ancient...

2009-03-19 10:37:00

MOSCOW, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) announced today that 6 highly-endangered Gyrfalcons were confiscated by Russian authorities at a military airport near Moscow during an attempted smuggling operation. The Russian environmental watchdog Rosprirodnadzor (Russian Federal Agency for Nature Resources Supervision) has handed over the birds to IFAW and Moscow-based Wild Animal Rescue Center (WARC) for rehabilitation and...


Latest Gyrfalcon Reference Libraries

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...

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