Gyrfalcon, Falco rusticolus is a species of falcon in the Falconidae family. It is a very large, heavy-bodied, broad-necked falcon. It displays sexual dimorphism, the females being larger than the males and they are the largest falcons. It comes in three colour morphs: white[nb 1], grey and dark.
The Gyrfalcon's tail is very broad and moderately long; wings fairly long and broad-based for a falcon; outer wing tapers to a blunt tip. It tail length equals that of its wing width.
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^ abcLiguori, Jerry; Pete Dunne (2011). Hawks at a Distance: Identification of Migrant Raptors. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. p. 3. ISBN0691135592.Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthors= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
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^ abFrances, Peter; et al. (2007). Bird: The Definitive Visual Guide. Dorling Kindersley Inc. ISBN1564582957. CS1 maint: Explicit use of et al. (link)
^Peterson, Roger Tory (1980). A Field Guide to the Birds East of the Rockies. Houghton Mifflin Company. ISBN039526619X.
^Called "light" in Stokes Field Guide to Birds of North America
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