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Peregrine Falcon Essay

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TAXONOMYPhylum: ChordataClass: AvesOrder: FalconiformesFamily: FalconidaeGenus: FalcoSpecies: Falco peregrinusAuthority: TunstallComments on taxonomy:Other common names are duck hawk and great-footed hawk *05,25,34*; only subspecies in eastern U.S. is F. peregrinus anatum Bonaparte *01, 15,26,29*.OCCURENCE IN ILLINOISLast known breeding pair in Jackson Co.(1951) *06,31*; Extinct as breeding species in eastern U.S. since 1964*16*; often sighted in fall migration near Mississippi R. And Lk. Michigan*22,23,24*. Two potential unassassed eyries in Jackson and Wabash Counties *34*. Known to stop over and perhaps winter in Shawnee National Forest *34*.STATUSItems in bold indicate applicable categoriesForest Service Categories: S = recommended for regional sensitive status, F = forest listed species, M = management indicator speciesFederal Status: Endangered Threatened Proposed for listingCandidate for proposal Recovery plan approved Recovery plan received (USFWS)Recovery plan in preparation Under notice of review DelistedMigratory EPA indicator Forest Serv.- Shawnee speciesState Status: Endangered Threatened ProposedOther: Game Furbearer Nongame protectedSportfish Commercial Pest None of the aboveComments on status:Early April- mid May: early Sept.- Nov. Occasional migrant along Lake Michigan and rare migrant in remainder of state *06*. Original eastern breeding population now extinct *34*. No evidence of breeding pairs in the eastern U.S. after 1975 *16*. Recovery plan published in 1979. The peregrine falcon is protected under Illinois Endangered Species Act, 1972 *35*, Federal Endangered Species Act, 1977*34*, Illinois Wildlife Code 1971 *37*, and Migratory Bird Treaty Act, 1918 *36*, for other legal protection see *34*.HABITAT ASSOCIATIONSItems in bold indicate applicable categoriesGeneral habitat: Unknown Terrestrial Aquatic RiparianUSFS timber inventory forest size class: Unknown Unstocked Seedling SaplingSeedling/sapling Pole Mature Over matureLand use and land cover: Unknown Urban ResidentialCommercialIndustrialTransportation, communicationComplex industrial/commercialMixedOtherAgricultural Crop, pastureOrchards, groves, nurseriesFeedlotOther Rangeland HerbaceousShrub and brushMixedForestland DeciduousEvergreenMixed Water StreamLakeReservoirBayWetland ForestNon-forest Barren Salt flatBeachSandRockMineTransitMixForest cover types: Cover type Structural stage Canopy closure SeasonElm-ash-cottonwood Mature(9" dia. & 100 yrs. old) Unknown SpringElm-ash-cottonwood Mature(9" dia. & 100 yrs. old) Unknown FallElm-ash-cottonwood Old growth(trees over 100 yrs. old) Unknown SpringElm-ash-cottonwood Old growth(trees over 100 yrs. old) Unknown FallAssociated tree species: No records.National wetland inventory classifications: System Subsystem Class Subclass Water regime modifiers Water chemistryLacustrine Littoral Forest Broad-leaved deciduous Permanent nontidal FreshwaterPalustrine Emergent vegetation Persistent Permanent nontidal...

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