Falco Islandicus
Gyrfalcon Gyr"fal`con (j[~e]r"f[add]`k'n), n. [OE. gerfaucon, OF. gerfaucon, LL. gyrofalco, perh. fr. L. gyrus circle + falco falcon, and named from its circling flight; or cf. E. gier-eagle. See {Gyre}, n., {Falcon}.] (Zo["o]l.) One of several species and varieties of large Arctic falcons, esp. {Falco rusticolus} and the white species {Falco Islandicus}, both of which are circumpolar. The black and the gray are varieties of the former. See Illust. of {Accipiter}. [Written also {gerfalcon}, {gierfalcon}, and {jerfalcon}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Falco rusticolus — Gyrfalcon Gyr fal con (j[ e]r f[add] k n), n. [OE. gerfaucon, OF. gerfaucon, LL. gyrofalco, perh. fr. L. gyrus circle + falco falcon, and named from its circling flight; or cf. E. gier eagle. See {Gyre}, n., {Falcon}.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of several… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gerfalcon — Gyrfalcon Gyr fal con (j[ e]r f[add] k n), n. [OE. gerfaucon, OF. gerfaucon, LL. gyrofalco, perh. fr. L. gyrus circle + falco falcon, and named from its circling flight; or cf. E. gier eagle. See {Gyre}, n., {Falcon}.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of several… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gierfalcon — Gyrfalcon Gyr fal con (j[ e]r f[add] k n), n. [OE. gerfaucon, OF. gerfaucon, LL. gyrofalco, perh. fr. L. gyrus circle + falco falcon, and named from its circling flight; or cf. E. gier eagle. See {Gyre}, n., {Falcon}.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of several… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gyrfalcon — Gyr fal con (j[ e]r f[add] k n), n. [OE. gerfaucon, OF. gerfaucon, LL. gyrofalco, perh. fr. L. gyrus circle + falco falcon, and named from its circling flight; or cf. E. gier eagle. See {Gyre}, n., {Falcon}.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of several species and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jerfalcon — Gyrfalcon Gyr fal con (j[ e]r f[add] k n), n. [OE. gerfaucon, OF. gerfaucon, LL. gyrofalco, perh. fr. L. gyrus circle + falco falcon, and named from its circling flight; or cf. E. gier eagle. See {Gyre}, n., {Falcon}.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of several… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Blaufüßiger Falke — Blaufüßiger Falke, so v.w. Geierfalke (Falco gyrofalco s. islandicus) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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