Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to gyrfalcon: peregrine falcon
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Synonyms for gyrfalcon

large and rare Arctic falcon having white and dark color phases

References in periodicals archive ?
Glacier, another white-phase gyrfalcon, was the mascot for more than 15 years before he died in 1995.
Bamboo Mountain, Craig Gyrfalcon Thiessen, 11222 Bloomfield Rd.
Gyrfalcons plunge at speeds up to 58 meters per second (130 mph), report Vance A.
Species, common name Necropsy 26080-001 Northern shoveler Yes 26080-002 Northern pintail Yes 26080-003 American wigeon Yes 26080-004 American wigeon No 26080-005 American wigeon No 26080-006 Mallard Yes ([dagger]) 26080-007 Mallard Yes ([dagger]) 26080-008 Mallard No ([dagger]) 26080-009 Trumpeter swan Yes RW099878 Gyrfalcon Yes Sample ID no.
Crouching at the starting line, Dr Hampel deftly let her 10-year-old Gyrfalcon, Speedy, go.
DISPLAY OF SKILL Mark French from Falconry Days with Teal, a four-year-old hybrid gyrfalcon cross Lanner falcon and Derek Clark with Amber, a Steppe eagle
Unfortunately, the Gyrfalcon - with a wingspan of over 6ft - is also likely to be the loneliest bird in the world as none of his feathered friends joined him on his trip to the Isle of Lewis.
Last year, Eugene volunteers spotted a gyrfalcon, the largest in the falcon family and one rarely seen in Oregon.
The six species discussed are American Kestrel, Merlin, Aplomado Falcon, Prairie Falcon, Peregrine Falcon, and Gyrfalcon, along with an extensive general discussion of falcons from morphology and physiology to their behavior, feeding, nesting, and breeding habits, to their relationship with humans.
Rank decreed that a vulture or a merlin could be used in a hunt only by an emperor, while a king was entitled to a gyrfalcon, a peregrine falcon was used by a prince or a duke, a goshawk by a yeoman and a kestrel for a knave
And Xaar's full-brother, Gyrfalcon, trained by Andre Fabre, was not extended to win the Prix de Tancarville on Saturday.
The additional presence of seldom-seen vesper sparrows, clay-colored sparrows and a gyrfalcon there has birders from all over the country ready to descend on the area en masse.
The species of falcons from which samples were obtained were peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus), gyrfalcons (Falco rusticolus), saker falcons (Falco cherrug), red-naped shaheens (Falco pelegrinoides babylonicus), and gyr-hybrid falcons (gyrfalcon x peregrine falcon, gyrfalcon x saker falcon, gyrfalcon x red-naped shaheen).