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1. The Peregrine Falcon is the fastest animal on the planet. When diving to catch their prey, they can reach speeds up to 320 km/h. 2. In order to keep their eyes save during dives, Peregrines have a third eyelid, also known as the nictitating membrane. While it does protect their eyes, it does not impair vision during diving. 3. A common nickname for the Peregrine Falcon is the 'Duck Hawk', because they prefer marshlands as a habitat and are known to follow migrating flocks of water birds. 4. Peregrine falcons can be found on every continent except Antartica and some Oceanic islands. 5. After the second world war, Peregrine populations significantly declined due to pesticides which they obtained from their prey. After banning the use of most organochlorine pesticides, populations rebounded and they were taken off the endangered species list in 1999.