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Schizochromism in a Peregrine Falcon from Arizona

January 1, 2002

Herein, we report the first record of schizochromism in the Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus). Our example is a nestling from southern Arizona. The lack of dark brown pigment in this bird made it closely resemble the blue-gray plumage of an adult. Near fledging time, the bird was eaten by its nestmates, so this article also documents cannibalism.

Publication Year 2002
Title Schizochromism in a Peregrine Falcon from Arizona
Authors D. H. Ellis, L.W. Oliphant, J.K. Fackler
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Journal of Raptor Research
Index ID 5224202
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center