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Peregrines eat many flying creatures, including medium to small birds, bats and insects. During courtship, beginning around the age of three, they give amazing aerial displays. The pair then lays 3-4 eggs in the“scrape", a hollowed out depression on the chosen nesting site. Both parents help to incubate the eggs for approximately 28 days. The young depend upon their parents for food and protection for up to 42 days before they can fly. Young Peregrines are brownish in color, and apart from their throat the underside is streaked with brown.