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Definition of Prairie falcon
Prairie falconPrairie Prai"rie, n. [F., an extensive meadow, OF. praerie,
LL. prataria, fr. L. pratum a meadow.]
1. An extensive tract of level or rolling land, destitute of
trees, covered with coarse grass, and usually
characterized by a deep, fertile soil. They abound
throughout the Mississippi valley, between the Alleghanies
and the Rocky mountains.
From the forests and the prairies, From the great
lakes of the northland. --Longfellow.
2. A meadow or tract of grass; especially, a so called
Prairie chicken (Zo["o]l.), any American grouse of the
genus Tympanuchus, especially T. Americanus (formerly
T. cupido), which inhabits the prairies of the central
United States. Applied also to the sharp-tailed grouse.
Prairie clover (Bot.), any plant of the leguminous genus
Petalostemon, having small rosy or white flowers in
dense terminal heads or spikes. Several species occur in
the prairies of the United States.
Prairie dock (Bot.), a coarse composite plant (Silphium
terebinthaceum) with large rough leaves and yellow
flowers, found in the Western prairies.
Prairie dog (Zo["o]l.), a small American rodent (Cynomys
Ludovicianus) allied to the marmots. It inhabits the
plains west of the Mississippi. The prairie dogs burrow in
the ground in large warrens, and have a sharp bark like
that of a dog. Called also prairie marmot.
Prairie grouse. Same as Prairie chicken, above.
Prairie hare (Zo["o]l.), a large long-eared Western hare
(Lepus campestris). See Jack rabbit, under 2d Jack.
Prairie hawk, Prairie falcon (Zo["o]l.), a falcon of
Western North America (Falco Mexicanus). The upper parts
are brown. The tail has transverse bands of white; the
under parts, longitudinal streaks and spots of brown.
Prairie hen. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Prairie chicken, above.
Prairie itch (Med.), an affection of the skin attended with
intense itching, which is observed in the Northern and
Western United States; -- also called swamp itch,
Prairie marmot. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Prairie dog, above.
Prairie mole (Zo["o]l.), a large American mole (Scalops
argentatus), native of the Western prairies.
Prairie pigeon, plover, or snipe (Zo["o]l.), the upland
plover. See Plover, n., 2.
Prairie rattlesnake (Zo["o]l.), the massasauga.
Prairie snake (Zo["o]l.), a large harmless American snake
(Masticophis flavigularis). It is pale yellow, tinged
with brown above.
Prairie squirrel (Zo["o]l.), any American ground squirrel
of the genus Spermophilus, inhabiting prairies; --
called also gopher.
Prairie turnip (Bot.), the edible turnip-shaped farinaceous
root of a leguminous plant (Psoralea esculenta) of the
Upper Missouri region; also, the plant itself. Called also
pomme blanche, and pomme de prairie.
Prairie warbler (Zo["o]l.), a bright-colored American
warbler (Dendroica discolor). The back is olive yellow,
with a group of reddish spots in the middle; the under
parts and the parts around the eyes are bright yellow; the
sides of the throat and spots along the sides, black;
three outer tail feathers partly white.
Prairie wolf. (Zo["o]l.) See Coyote.
Meaning of Prairie falcon from wikipedia
- The prairie falcon
(Falco mexic****) is a medium-large sized falcon
of western North
America. It is about
the size of a peregrine falcon
or a crow, with...
- falcons, which, in turn, group
with the hierofalcons
and the more distant prairie falcon
(which was sometimes placed
with the hierofalcons, though
it is entirely...
to a genus whose lineage includes
and the prairie falcon
(F. mexic****). This lineage probably diverged
from other falcons
- female prairie falcon
(which had been cross-fostered by an adult peregrine
in captivity) mated
with a wild male peregrine
in Utah. The prairie falcon
- American falcons
such as the aplomado
falcon, the peregrine
falcon, and prairie falcon
has not been renamed
as a result
- television shows
such as Mannix, Hawaii
Five-0, Little House
on the Prairie
Public, It's Always Sunny
in Philadelphia, Privileged...
- high density
of raptors. Paiute ground
squirrels, the main prey of the prairie falcon
, are the most abundant
of the burrowing creatures
(in fact, according...
- Birds common
in the region include
quail, and prairie falcon
. The western juniper
is the most common
tree in the region, and big...
- po****tions (which are generally composed
birds) or to the prairie falcon
, this temperate steppe
po****tion must have pre**** on landbirds
- (Wink & Sauer-Gürth 2000). The biogeographically entirely distinct prairie falcon
was sometimes placed
with the hierofalcons
due to its similar
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