1 peso 2004 Cuba coin – Peregrine falcon
1 peso uncirculated coin
diameter 38.00 mm
weight 26.0 g.
Date of issue: 2004
Fauna Iberica – Peregrine falcon (Halcon Peregrino)
The peregrine falcon (Halco peregrinus), also known as the peregrine, and historically as the duck hawk in North America, is a widespread bird of prey in the family Falconidae. A large, crow-sized falcon, it has a blue-grey back, barred white underparts, and a black head. As is typical of bird-eating raptors, peregrine falcons are sexually dimorphic, females being considerably larger than males. The peregrine is renowned for its speed, reaching over 320 km/h (200 mph) during its characteristic hunting stoop (high speed dive), making it the fastest member of the animal kingdom. According to a National Geographic TV programme, the highest measured speed of a peregrine falcon is 389 km/h (242 mph).