Peregrine Falcons are quite chunky, they need those muscles to enable them to fly at awesome speeds to catch their prey in mid-air. In flight they can appear 'anchor-shaped', with pointed wings and quite a short, straight tail. Although plumage is similar in both sexes, females are noticeably bigger than males; there is usually no overlap in their sizes. Juveniles look like a browner version of the adults, having buff underparts which are streaked rather than barred.
|Peregrine Falcon, ©Ltshears, via Wikimedia Commons.|
|Peregrine Falcon painting.|