Norwegian Gyrfalcon, Joseph Wolf Print
Norwegian Gyrfalcon, Joseph Wolf Print
was a German artist who specialized in natural history illustration. He moved to the British Museum in 1848 and became the preferred illustrator for explorers and naturalists including David Livingstone, Alfred Russel Wallace and Henry Walter Bates. Wolf depicted animals accurately in lifelike postures and is considered one of the great pioneers of wildlife art.
What is a gyrfalcon?
The gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus), the largest of the falcon species, is a bird of prey. It breeds on Arctic coasts and tundra, and the islands of northern North America and the Eurosiberian region. It is mainly a resident there also, but some gyrfalcons disperse more widely after the breeding season, or in winter. Individual vagrancy can take birds for long distances. Its plumage varies with location, with birds being coloured from all-white to dark brown. These colour variations are called morphs. Like other falcons, it shows sexual dimorphism, with the female much larger than the male. For centuries, the gyrfalcon has been valued as a hunting bird. Typical prey includes the ptarmigan and waterfowl, which it may take in flight; it also takes fish and mammals.
What is the difference between a peregrine falcon and a Gyrfalcon?
The peregrine falcon is a medium-sized raptor with long, pointed wings, dark hood and face, with distinct dark malar stripe, slate gray back, and barred belly, legs, and tail (see Fig. 1). Compared to the peregrine falcon, the gyrfalcon is larger, with more rounded and broader wings, and longer tail
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