BirdNote: Gyrfalcon

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Winter brings wondrous birds. Among these is the majestic
Gyrfalcon, a regal visitor from the Arctic where it nests.

"Gyrs" are
among the largest falcons in the world, with the female – the larger of
the sexes – outranking even a Red-tailed Hawk in size.

With a name that
derives from an Old Norse word for "spear," the Gyrfalcon was a medieval
falconer’s prize, reserved for royalty.

Find out more on BirdNote, Saturdays on VPR, just before the 9 o’clock news.

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