Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Falcons and Caracaras :: Gyrfalcon
Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus
Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): Gyr Falcon
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors
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Greenland, Iceland (headwaters of Jokulsa a Dal and Hokulsa a Fljotsdal at the ne. edge of the Vatnajokull glacier near the Snaefell volcano), Arctic Europe across Scandinavia, n. Russia and n. Siberia to Bering Is., the Chukotski Peninsula and s. to Koryakland and Kamchatka Peninsula. North America from Alaska and n. Canada (n. Yukon including Banks Is., Prince Patrick Is., Ellesmere Is. s. to c. Alaska w. in the Aleutians to Umnak, nw. British Columbia, s. Yukon, n. Machenzie, s. Keewatin, Southampton Is., c. Quebec and n. Labrador. Most birds remain n. of 50°N, moving as far s. as 35°N in North America and ca. 46°N in Eurasia.
North America n. of Mexican border
Summer: ALK, YUK, s. to c. MAC, KEE, n. QUE;
Winter: ne. MAN, n. ONT (shores of Hudson Bay), n. LAB, n. NFD extending sporadically into n. United States.
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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics
Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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