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Schizochromism in a Peregrine Falcon from Arizona

Journal of Raptor Research

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Abstract

Herein, we report the first record of schizochromism in the Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus). Our example is a nestling from southern Arizona. The lack of dark brown pigment in this bird made it closely resemble the blue-gray plumage of an adult. Near fledging time, the bird was eaten by its nestmates, so this article also documents cannibalism.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Schizochromism in a Peregrine Falcon from Arizona
Series title:
Journal of Raptor Research
Volume
36
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2002
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
200-202
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Raptor Research
First page:
200
Last page:
202
Number of Pages:
3