Gyrfalcon, Fram Strait

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Gyrfalcon, landing on a helicopter ("Lucky Bird") on the deck of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise in Fram Strait, 78 49 N, 0 35E. The largest falcon, the Gyrfalcon can reach speeds of up to 200km an hour in measured flight.
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