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The Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) has a black head with a white throat and cheek patch. The back and wings are slate grey and underneath it is white to buff with blackish-brown spotting on the breast. When in flight the wings are long and pointed. The grey tail is long and
rounded with narrow black bands and a white tip. Female Peregrines reach a length of 20 inches (51 cm) and have a wingspan of 46 inches (117 centimeters) and are larger than the male – 2 to 2.75 1lbs (0.9 to 1.25 kilograms) compared to 1.25 to 1.5 1lbs (0.6 to 0.7 kilograms). The cere (raised fleshy area at the base of the beak) and the feet are bright yellow.