Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus Linnaeus, 1758Reviewable (MD/DCRC)    Synonyms: GYRF.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Aves   >   Order Falconiformes   >   Family Falconidae   >   Genus Falco   

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Maryland has two accepted records of this impressive beast of the High Arctic, the world's largest falcon. The first was an immature (SY) gray-morph bird that apparently lingered in the vicinity of New Design Road, Frederick County, for nearly a month in February and March 1994. It was accepted as MD/DCRC #1995-017. A gray-morph adult was found near Gambrills, Anne Arundel County, in January 2005 (#2005-016)

There are 4 records in the project database.

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Maryland's first state record of Gyrfalcon in Frederick Co., Maryland (2/10/1994). Photo by George Jett. (MBP list)

Maryland's first state record of Gyrfalcon in Frederick Co., Maryland (2/10/1994). Photo by George Jett. (MBP list)

A Gyrfalcon in Frederick Co., Maryland (2/19/1994). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A Gyrfalcon in Frederick Co., Maryland (2/19/1994). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)


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