Peregrine from Morris, Francis Orpen. A history of British birds. London: Groombridge and Sons, 1851-57.

Collection: Special Collections, UCC Library, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.

The Peregrine Falcon is a widespread resident in Ireland, mainly in coastal and mountainous regions. The population of this bird of prey was heavily impacted by the widespread use of DDT and other pesticides in the mid-20th century. Since the banning of such chemicals, its population has made a significant recovery. It has been found breeding in Cork City and is an occasional visitor to the UCC Campus. For more information see: Life on Land: Birds & Trees from the 17th-21st Centuries


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