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Peregrine falcon

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Peregrine falcon
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Urist likes peregrine falcons for their ability to dive through the air.

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Peregrine falcon - Peregrine falcon man - Giant peregrine falcon


· Flying · Egglaying

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 25

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Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 44 cm3
Mid: 300 cm3
Max: 600 cm3
Food products
Eggs 3-4
Adult at: 1
Max age: 12-15
Butchering returns

Food items

Raw materials

Skull 1

Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.
Note that some content may still need to be updated.

A small bird of prey that is capable of great speed. They dive on unsuspecting vermin.

Peregrine falcons are small birds who can be found in almost every biome, excluding oceans, glaciers, and tropical rain forests. They spawn one at a time and occasionally dive down from the sky to kill vermin on the ground, being harmless to a dwarf and benign to other creatures. Females are known as peregrine falcons, while males are known as tiercel peregrines (tiercel meaning third, referring to the males being about 1/3rd smaller than the females) and their young are called peregrine falcon chicks. All peregrine falcons are born with Legendary skill in climbing.

Peregrine falcons can be captured with cage traps and trained into low-value pets. They can be put into nest boxes in order to be part of a fort's egg production, but hatching them for meat is worthless - peregrine falcons are too small to produce anything but a skull. While they are the fastest birds in real life, reaching dive speeds of 200+ mph (320 km/h), Dwarf Fortress does not handle gaits faster than 87 km/h, instead using this as maximum flight speed, which nonetheless makes them the fastest fliers in the game. Note that trained peregrine falcons will no longer display their dive-hunting behavior, but when tamed they may hunt vermin.

Some dwarves like peregrine falcons for their ability to dive through the air.

Admired for its ability to dive through the air.