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    A peregrine falcon chick. After fledging it will hunt and feed primarily on other birds, such as songbirds, shorebirds, ducks.

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    A peregrine chick is banded by an Acadia wildlife biologist.

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    Peregrine falcon chicks nesting at Acadia National Park.

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    A peregrine falcon adult stands on a rock outcropping at Acadia. The life span of an adult peregrine in the wild is up to 15½ years, according to Wikipedia. The peregrine may fall prey to larger hawks and owls and mortality in the first year is 59 to 70 percent,

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