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Peregrine Falcons

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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.26

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     challenging words:    banned, increase, mainly, northeastern, powerful, pointed, number, longer, peregrine, tundra, continent, area, city, year, name, desert
     content words:    Joe Kosack, Pennsylvania Game Commission Photo, South America, North America, Once DDT, Endangered Species List


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     Spanish: Halcones peregrinos


Peregrine Falcons
By Sheri Skelton
  

1     Photo by Joe Kosack / Pennsylvania Game Commission Photo
 
2     The peregrine falcon has a name that fits the bird very well. Peregrine means "wanderer." Peregrine falcons do roam. In one year they may travel 15,000 miles. A peregrine falcon may leave its home on the tundra in the far north and spend the winter in South America.
 
3     Peregrine falcons are found all over the world. They live on every continent except Antarctica. They live in all kinds of climates and habitats. You can find them in a city, in the desert, in a forest, in the tropics, or in a wetlands area.

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